I've always wanted to do London and its only been since christmas that I've not been able to run so I didn't pick it for any other reason than to run it - and now obviously I can't. I'm running through a charity and have committed to raising money for them so I can't just drop out. It will still be an achievement for me, but yes, next time it won't be a running race I'll do!
I started running 6 months ago and have always had some degree of hip pain whenever I run. It got worse around christmas and I have had scans/x-rays which have come back normal. I am now having physio. I've always had hip problems, they often feel like they are going to dislocate etc and the pain is not an injury. I'm doing the London marathon in April and am no longer able to run. I still want to do it as my hips are a chronic problem that isn't going to go away but I am worried about walking it. I'm happy to, but I've read a lot of things where people say that walking should not be allowed etc. what do people on here think? It's my one and only chance to do it, im managing half marathon in 3 hours at the mo which isn't bad so I don't think my time will be awful. I just don't want people to laugh at me or be annoyed by it
Thanks for all the responses!! I went running with a friend today and found it much better breathing wise - I think the distraction of someone else helps. Hopefully it can only get better from here. Just got to stop my dodgy hips from hurting now and I'll be all sorted thanks again for the help
Hi, An looking for some advice. I have signed up to do the London marathon next year, something I've always wanted to do. I've gone from doing no exercise to attempting to run a few times a week. Over the last few weeks, I seem to have made no progress, in fact it seems to be getting worse. I can barely run a mile, so the thought of 26 just panics me. My main issue is with breathing. I know it takes time to find a proper rhythm, and also as I'm unfit I'm going to struggle at the beginning, but I'm literally out of breath so much after 1km, that I panic that I can't breathe. Is this normal? It seems to be getting worse, not better. Others who started running the same time as me are already clicking up the miles which is adding more pressure. I feel like giving up, I really don't want to, and I'm determined to do this but I really need some help. Thanks for reading