Chipped ankle bone and torn ligament means I am out (and out for much longer than just Edinburgh unfortunately!). I have a full marathon place for sale if anyone wants it, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got Friday & Saturday nights at Cityroomz hotel too if needed.
Played 5-a-side on Thursday and injured my ankle. Confirmed at A&E today that I have chipped my ankle bone and torn the ligament. Been told to expect it to take 8-10 weeks to recover from so that's a bitter blow. Very disappointing as I was really looking forward to returning to Edinburgh. Hasn't really started to sink in just yet.
So if anyone wants a number, I might as well sell mine on.
Thought I'd say hello as beginning to ramp up training towards this race. First 20 miler today went well, felt comfortable throughout and was my longest run since running Barcelona back in March. Good to feel that the legs seem to be playing ball again! Edinburgh was my first marathon back in 2012 so I'm really looking forward to coming back to a fine city for my second crack at their marathon. Not dead set on a time, just looking to enjoy the day more than anything.
That's good to hear Martin, thanks. It definitely won't be full throttle, most likely 90 secs to 2mins behind my PB pace, I still expect it to be tough but there's no pressure on me, will get the camera phone out and take a few snaps and hopefully just enjoy the day. I wouldn't mind a crack at Abingdon one day, I hear that's for fast guys but with my improving times I am getting there!!
Just completed my first run since Barcelona, a nice easy 6, felt good.
Thanks guys, good to know. Snowdonia is just going to be a social marathon with two mates at a slower pace than I'd usually do. Due to other commitments I am a bit short of training time so I figured a slow marathon would be better training than say an 18-20 miler on my own.