Absolutely gutted, only managed 9 miles today before the achilles heel broke down, only 6 weeks to go till the London Marathon and despite intense physio and daily treatment it's not having it, nasty little injury it is bloody Achilles heel. Maybe time to make a decision I've been working hard to not have to, fed up aint the half of it.
Did it about 6 weeks ago after getting upto 12 mile runs and only managed a 10k last Monday and today 10 miles. It has got better but question is if I only manage 10 now how on earth can I get upto some amount to get me ready ie 18 miles say.
Familys booked hotels and train tickets booked and everything. Its a charity spot so cant defer.
Don't know if to try again next week see if I can do 2 miles more then this week like I jumped from last weeks 6 to 10 today. Last week it hurt enough to stop at 6, this week I got to 9. So my thinking is maybe next week it will let me get to 12 perhaps, then keep adding 2 miles a week and have a 2 week taper, my time last year was 5 hours 18 minutes as I was affected by the heat, I don't do heat well and got really badly sunburnt.
Been doing the swimming in my local pool and upto a mile and a half now, But everytime I do a swim I get a sore red rash under my armpits, anyone else suffered from this, been told to use vasaline but I always though that's dangerous as you block your pours under your arm pits.
I did a mile in under 40 minutes Wednesday, not sure if that's good or bad but im still 3 stone overweight for my ironman weight goal and it was only my 2nd swimming session after not swimming properly lengths etc for over 10 years. I used to be a lifeguard so a fairly strong swimmer.