I think I know the answer to this but I just wondered if anyone has had any experience of this (positive or otherwise)....
Basicalli I did a marathon back at the end of March on what was already a sore foot but I had no idea why I had the sore foot (I had been running regularly for a long time and done numerous halfs) and so just thought I would run through it. AFterwards I could not walk and my foot was the size of a head and very bruised. Anyway to cut a (very) long story short I had very bad tenosynovitis of various tendons in the foot and ankle. Yes my prep for the marathon had been very bas due to awful work commitments but it did not explain why this had happened. After months of being in and out of an aircast boot and a couple of cortisone injections I finally found a physio with the answer. Basically I had been put in Orhtotics for the last 15 years (from the age of 12) and my foot/ankle was so stiff and calves etc so tight (I had a minus knee to wall range) that I had no flexion that all the tendons in my feet had to work so hard and it was only a matter of time before something happened.
Sorry for the story but now I have had a couple of months of great physio - lots of maniputlation of the foot and rehab exercise to learn how to be biomechanicaly functional again and I have just got back to running (well yesterday). Fpr the next couple of weeks it is litelly 1 min jogging 2 mins walking x6 and increasing gradually the repititions but not the amount of time running each time.
Back in January I had entered the Florence marathon which takes place at the end of Nov.
DOes anyone have any experience of this kind of situation/injury? And the recovery times back to normality? And as a long shot anyone recovered from injury (out for 6 months ish) and done a marathon quickly afterwards? I have been able to get fit lately with bikes etc so cardio wise I am good but I knoe running is completely different and my fitness in this repect wil not be good. I am not going to be silly about it and risk injury but any advice on recovery would be great.
Phew sorry for the essay! Thank you all in advance.
personally I wouldn't risk it after being out for so long. You risk injuring yourself again. If you already have the flights etc booked, then just go for a holiday and be a spectator for the marathon. Annoying, but it would be far worse to run the marathon and then have to go through loads more physio and another few months of no running
Hi you two thank you very much for your comments (sorry for the late response I have been away working). And yes you are both right. I am thinking about seeing how things go and maybe walk and run and jog the marathon. I am already enetered and I am working in Milan at the time - so it is only a train ride away....mr chunky best of lucj with your training - it is such a beautiful place you will be too busy looking around the 42k will be an afterthought....hmmm.
Thank you both again. Heres to a speedy recovery...
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