I went to see the physio again today and he is happy with my progress, I should be doing some running by the end of this month. My contingency plan is Luton marathon which is 3 weeks later on 18/11. He thinks this is a more sensible option and I think I will be happier getting more miles clocked up too.
I have done 16.5 miles twice before by the way, these were on 18/8 and 25/8.
Not sure how I should taper though, feel I have done enough of that!
So it was all going well with my training for my 1st marathon (Dublin October 29th 2012). On 28 August I felt a sharp pain in my calf that wouldn't go away. After taking it easy for a couple of weeks and unsuccessfully trying to get running again too soon, I saw a physio on 12/9 who diagnosed my injury. I have progressed to stretching and calf exercises thus far with him.
I have now gone 3 weeks without a long run and not done any running for a week. I was looking for some advice on whether I should forget this race and do another or accept a slower time. I was looking at 3:10 but I guess just getting round is OK for a 1st marathon?