First time marathoner freaking out!
Hope the training for all you â€œrealâ€ runners out there is going well! :lol:
First time marathoner here. Before the training, the longest I had ever run was about 8 10km races.
The freak out has begun. Did the Silverstone half last week and managed to pull my left groin. Can I just say, that up until I pulled it, I didnâ€™t even know I had a groin! :shock:
So, physio on Tuesday confirmed it and I am in pain baby! Had to take over a week off the running which I feel is such a low, and so detrimental to my training at this close date, but Iâ€™m trying to buck up and do my best. Went for a light run last night, first time since the half marathon and ran through the pain. Physio again tonight and then hoping for a long run sat/sun this weekend. Am trying not to get down about it, and am trying to stay positive but I have extreme concerns. People are telling me that the minimum I should get to before the marathon is 18 miles. Anyone agree or have any comments?
Cheers to all!
Running through the pain of your injury is probably not a great idea. Speak to your physio and make sure you're not doing anymore damage. If you aggrievate it at this late stage you might not be able to run in the marathon at all.
I wouldn't panic about the amount of running you've managed to get in. When it gets to this stage you get loads of so-called experts spouting their knowledge (most of these people have never run in a marathon!). I have been injured for the last 4 weeks and haven't been able to do any road running. I'm hoping for a couple of long runs before the 23rd but i'm not freaking out about it. I think everyone's circumstances are different.
Just make sure you're in as good a shape as you possibly can be and if that means resting up to the marathon to recover from your injury then so be it. The day will be great whatever happens. Just enjoy it!
you are right, everyone and thier mothers have been giving me advice! :)
i am checking with physio tonight to see my plan of attack.
good luck to you and your ingury!
i had groin strain back in February and i too didnt know that i could get groin strain - i thought it was a male thing! if anyone asked whats the problem i told them i had strained my inducter muscle but as no one knew what that was i went back to the groin strain. i did rest it for a while and when i started running again i could still feel the strain and then one day i realised that the pain had completly gone, i dont know at what stage it went it just did!!
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