Posted: 15/04/2016 at 10:07
well.... long story i signed up back in december then had to move because i had a placement for three months in a new city where i knew noone. i suffer from anxiety so couldnt really get out to run when it was dark when i got back from commuting. said i wasnt going to do it and then found out my friend had signed up cause i persuaded her when i signed up ( didnt know this at the time) and now i think i should probably do it with her and so have decided to re do it as now im in my normal village and can run freely without worry, plus its light!
Sounds like you are doing this for the wrong reason. Yes, you don't want to let your friend down but assuming they have been training then either 1 she will run off and you won't see her again until you finish or 2 she'll feel obliged to stick with you and you'll spoil all the training she has done. Why don't you explain you can't do it but go along and support her by cheering her on and taking pictures? If you do do it you may injure yourself but most likely just end up in a lot of discomfort for a few days and is it really worth it? Do right by yourself, start training properly and aim for a great time later in the year. You'll enjoy it more and it'll get you back into exercising regularly.