I can walk about OK on it now. I can stand on one leg no problem, but can't really push up on to my toes, as I can on my other foot.
It really doesn't feel as painful as everyone says that PF is.... are there varying degrees of PF?
My plan was to leave it for this week, then next week mon/tues try a short treadmill run. If that goes OK maybe a 6 mile run later next week. And if that goes well then maybe a 10 miler at the weekend.
Then a proper taper the week before VLM.
Does that sound like too much? It sounds like a lot, but I run normally run 6 miles twice a week and 10 miles with no problems
19th April - did a 20 mile run (slowed down a lot at the end, but OK)
26th April - got a PB for 10km in training (46mins)
28th April - did a 5 mile fartlek run, all good
29th April - went to do final big long run (20 miles) before marathon. After 5 miles my achilles started to hurt a bit, kept going. After 7 miles had to stop. Had heel pain, went to the physio and she confirmed it is plantar fasciitis and told me to rest for 7-10 days.
30th April - had to walk with a crutch.
Now OK-ish but a have a bit of a limo and cannot fully weight bear on the affected foot.
My question is does anyone have experience of managing this kind of injury this close (3 weeks) to a marathon, and how would you manage the recovery/ exercise/ taper aspect?
I can do a bit of swimming this week, but that is really it.
Then I have 2 weeks until the marathon. In the last week I would normally only do a couple of very short runs, hill sprints etc... I don't want to aggrivate the injury, but also want to have the fitness/ strength/ stamina to get a good time.
What workout/ runs would you suuggest in the last 2 weeks?
I went to my local evans. They said that I need a frame size 56, I know that these vary slightly from brand to brand, but can I just get a size 56 bike online, then adjust the seat to get the fit right?
Are there any sites/ places that you would recommend for 2nd hand. If I do go for a second hand I want to try and make sure it's a genuine 2nd hand, not a nicked 2nd hand.
Having just completed my first marathon I am looking to do a triathlon in September. I was hoping to buy a bike for around ??500, although the staff in Evans said I need to be looking closer to ??800. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good low cost road bike? Does anyone know anything about the decathlon/ halfords own brands (btwin/ carrera etc)? All help/ tips welcome. Thanks