I too have suffered with achilles injuries.
I have had all the classic symptoms, stiff in the mornings, especially down the stairs. Sore heel etc.
I have no advice but I would like to say a few things that I have learned from my and others experiences.
Good luck with your running and don't let it get you down, even if it persists.
I'm not a marathon runner, the longest race I've done is 20 miles. Even so I have been running for over 30 years.
If you are happy to run 20 miles at 8.35 ish and you can do a half at 7.30 ish, then do the marathon at the pace you do your training at. I think you will surprise yourself.
Good luck, though i doubt you'll need it.
How old are you?
If I've done a long run (16-18miles) my heart rate is affected all day. It stays a little higher than normal and rises quickly if I have to do anything strenuous.
I'm no expert but I think that this is quite normal.
Julia, I got a reading of 195 the other day and I'm 49,
This was not a true reading. Heart monitors can give false readings especialy when passing high voltage cables.
Even thogh I knew better, I did let myself think that maybe I was getting a younger heart as I got older.
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