Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:00
I'm a first time marathon runner, and have been following a training programme for already fairly active people like myself since December. I've been doing all the right things, eating well, stretching, going to yoga, using the famous foam roller, and the other Sunday just 5 miles into a 12 mile run I had to stop because my leg and back just didn't feel right.
Later that evening my leg seized up and come Monday I could barely walk. I went to the physio the following week (couldn't get an appointment any earlier) who assures me it is just a VERY tight glut muscle!
I've been foam rolling morning, noon and night, stretching and not running but it's not loosening up. With only 4 weeks to go I'm starting to panic. My longest run to date is 17 miles but that was at the end of February.
Any advice as to how to loosen up the legs so I can get back out training? Is there still time to get back into and run a decent marathon?
It's so frustrating as my training was going really well!