Medical Check Up
Just wondered if anyone could help. In various information I have read it advises on having a medical check up if new to running and training for the Marathon. I went to my GP today and he said it was not essential as many medicals do not pick up information that would cause a problem during or after a marathon. He also stated that even with a medical on the morning of a marathon this could not necessarily rule out any issues. He did say that if I could find out more specifically what was required then I could book myself in:
Therefore I am guessing the following:
Do any of you recommend any other types of checks?
Hello Sloan and welcome to the Asylum......Are you a complete couch potato or do you have any basic level of fitness?...It's a very difficult question to answer as we have all seen many runners who are massively overweight or have some fairly hideous injuries/disabilities and you would never imagine them running let alone completing a full Marathon. That's the great thing about this distance, it is a fantastic leveller. All I can advise is that if you have any known ailments or injuries then get them checked, if not, get some trainers on and give it a go. It's not like you're just suddenly going to go out and run 15 or 20 miles straight away. (unless you're my mate Des)!!!...just take it nice and steady to begin with, get some proper fitted trainers (get your gait analysis done now) and build slowly so you have time to adjust to the strains that long distance running puts on you bod.
Keep in touch, you'll love it, especially in the middle of winter........
Yes very enjoyable - with or without flatulence - do you agree Flanker2!!!!!!
Much more fun with I'd say........
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