Hi Steve, I'm running Paris as my first marathon too. Just before Christmas, one week into training, I fractured my tibia skiing and have been on the road to recovery since. I tore the ACL in that knee before so was relieved it wasn't completely torn. I know how frustrating it is not running, I think that not training is harder than all the early get ups, long runs in the rain etc there's nothing worse than not running when everyone else is reporting their progress and worse still the days are ticking by.
After weeks off running, tonnes of physio and anti-gravity training I thought I was okay but after my 20M I got that pain which you just can't run through, the absolutely excruciating one. I had another almost ten days off running, back to cross-training,but the last few days its been okay again, so weird. Hope today went okay, know I don't have the pressure of being in the Asics team but still desperate to run Paris the best I can and know you'll make it to both the start and the finish line.
Best of luck
Wow NCane2 that sounds amazing, congratulations on your recovery. Can I take advantage of your hospitality to Duncan and ask for the details of your training plan too? Duncan, how's your training going? Have you made a decision either way whether to run Paris or not?
Knees, you can't live with them and you definitely can't live without them!
I know how you feel Duncan as I'm desperate to be better to run my first marathon in Paris. However, I fractured my tibia in a skiing accident just before Christmas. I had started training before Christmas but haven't run properly since. At the moment I am in lots of pain and feel like I'm going backwards, I had started training on the Alter-G anti-gravity running machine but now the physio has stopped that as the pain from the knee seems to be getting worse. I've tried to keep up the fitness side of things with cross-training and bike work and even tried swimming today.
Do you think it's possible to run the marathon with a reduced number of weeks to train?