Thanks all, sounds like really good advice. I'm following the under 4hr schedule from RW but I think my base was maybe a bit weak to start with. Fortunately I have a few weeks extra on the plan so I might spend those getting that base now before I push on beyond 15 miles long run. Thanks for the warning about the last few km Steve, gives me some idea of what to expect.
Hi, I've entered my first marathon and am looking for some advice! I did my longest run last weekend (15 miles, nice and slow) but found it pretty tough. I needed a few days to recover. To give me an idea of what I have bitten off... I wondered, what is harder, the race itself, or the months of training?
So, two months on and I still can't run! Even walking hurts a little. Its the strangest injury I've ever had. Pain moves around, sometimes its the top of hip on the outside, sometimes the groin area, sometimes the front of the thigh. Putting weight on it hurts quite a bit. If I rotate my hip I get a loud clicking from the groin area which doesn't sound too good. Going to see the gp in a week to see if I can get referred or something. Any ideas of what it could be?
thanks for the advice. I'll rest it and see how it goes. I've suffered from ITB problems before but that was a pain at the side of the knee. I guess maybe its a bit tight or something so I'll give that stretch a go, thanks Cal.