Decision made. Thank you for all your advice, sorry I've caused such a debate. Im going to respect the distance and not run the marathon, if I can downgrade I will do. I do not want to risk any further injury and I'm so not fit enough now. I'm concentrating on London and hopefully I can do a respectable time rather than desperately trying to just finish it. Im completely going to change my training as I have been picking up injuries continually, achilles, torn calf etc. Thanks again.
I know you're right, just disappointed with myself. They also run a 10k and a half on the day so I have emailed to see if I can downgrade so at least I can still take part . Thank you. I have also joined the gym and am concentrating on strength training, core work and also stretching stretching stretching.
Hi, to cut a very long story short I have the Lanzarote marathon in 17 days (going for weeks hol), this will be my 1st after doing 9 half marathons. 3 weeks ago I did my 15 mile run (furthest I'd run), the next week I ran a 9.5 off road very slippy and boggy race, during the following week I had a niggle in my left glute, went to run my 18 mile run on the Sun and after 4 miles glute felt very sore, after 6 I completely pulled up, tried to stretch, went to carry on, couldnt walk. Saw physio who reckoned trocanteric bursitis, gave me stretches etc and told me to ice and take ibruprofen which I did. Went to see her yesterday with much more movement , less pain etc, gave me accupuncture and booked me in for a cortisone today but said I would be very silly to run marathon. Went today and decided not to have jab as heeling on it;s own but will have more accupuncture nxt wk. Question in should I run the marathon if the furthest I have run is 15 miles 3 weeks ago?? I am in the London in April so want to be fit for that.