Really sorry to hear that acdcgirl. I think I'm beginning to go towards the dark side and get a bike. Had a few friends that have had to stop running due to different injuries and they're all obsessed with cycling now.
They've been doing the hard sell on me and I'm nearly convinced. Atleast, I can get out there for long ride, no hope with running distances for a while. Think really backing off the running might help me, I know I've done too much over the last few years, social short plods it is for a while. It probably is the time to start off with barefoot running, others have really warned me about how you have to ease yourself in. They were talking minutes not miles, as well. The 10% rule was not being applied, it was way less, but a couple of them have done marathons now, so I think I need to bite the bullet.
Got the same problem as you. Having a flare up at the moment since my marathon, so doing my exercises and pretty fed up as been told to cut the distance down for a few months. No marathons for a couple of years.
I asked my physio the same question considering I have the ultimate support shoes you can get. He said if I really strengthened my feet, it could be worth a shot. He wouldn't normally recommend it but to be honest I have nothing to lose. He knows I really want to try it and I need to change my gait, as that can cause problems.
He did say, to take it really slowly and build it up over a few months not to cause achilles problems.
I will try it when my ankle is feeling stronger. I'm willing to give it a go as I've had to have a month off anyway with the same issues that will keep reoccurring due to my horrendous flat feet. Kill or cure time, it's going to make no difference, as every few months I'm injured anyway with the support shoes.His other advise was to get a bike. Very dispondent, but I'll keep doing the exercises.....and have a try in minamalist shoes in a few months.
Lovely couple did the Thames Meander with a buggy. Stopped for a few breaks, great day out and the child was loving it. I couldn't keep up with them, so they ran at a good pace.
Think that was a good marathon for that, as mostly flat on tow paths, August, so good weather and a quiet one with very friendly people, out and back course.
So, it's possible, just choose the marathon carefully and at the end of the day, you know your child and if they would enjoy it or if it is too long. Taking breaks, so the little one can have a play and move around was very sensible.