I'm in the same boat. Injured achilles and although it has improved I don't want to wrosen it by running. So have changed my target from sub 3.30 to walking round (perhaps with the odd jog. Had I not raised so much money for charity I wouldn't bother. Also this is now making people sponsor me more as they feel bad!
I have no excitment anymore. After not running for 3 weeks with achilles probs I tried a run this week and still not great. Lots better but not great. Have changed my goal from a sub 3.30 to a get round. As I'm doing it for charity and got so much sponsorship I just want to get round for that sake and not withdraw. Am fine walking, cycling and swimming. So will opt for a jog/walk marathon strategy.
Am already thinking of another marathon where I can put my training into good use and get an actual time for a marathon!
Am hoping a whole week of nothing will continue to improve the injury but gotta be sensible about it and remember that I don't want to make it worse and be out for months after.
I am so relieved to find out there are others in the same boat. Have had pain in my achilles for two weeks which has meant not running for last two weeks and can see another weeks rest ahead. Am hoping to get some for of run in before VLM but other than that its gonna be rest all the way to the start, with the exception of cycling and swimming.
Haven't had it strapped up - is this recommended?
Bascially caused from over doing it so hoping rest, ice and massage will sort it out!