Disaster! I have a 'prolapsed disc' I haven't ran (obviously, I can bearly walk) for over a week and long term my osteopath thinks I may be able to run slow short distances in about 4 weeks, but even that isn't guaranteed.
I've already pulled out of the Silverstone half marathon and I'm going to be so upset missing my first ever marathon, but it is't realistic!
Any advice / ideas would be welcome, I am so very upset as usually I don't let anything stand in my way but this has beat me!
I've signed up, so excited. I have done plenty of 10K and halfs but this is my first ever marathon.
It's a life ambition of mine, many people have told me I won't be able to do it. I have a full time job with a long commute every day (3hr round trip), I also have a young child, my husband works at the weekends which is when I am off work and we don't have any help with childcare. So I have to be really inventive with fitting in training, but so far I am keeping up with the training plan.
I don't think I will be that quick, but I am just concerned with finishing on the day, I can worry about the time next time!
No my time is out by about 8 minutes! I crossed the start line 22 minutes after the race started, I crossed the finish line at 2hrs 26mins - but my chip time says I did it in 2hrs 13 mins 55secs - This just doesn't add up! Which is a shame as I would like a proper time. I didn't look at the secs when I crossed the line so can't work it out for my self.