Now that’s an interesting one. Almost 8 weeks has gone by, and no problem was met. It was all a little bit too good to be true. And so of course 9th week in, with 5 weeks to go until the big race injury prevails. One of the four aggravated shins between us finally gives in, and throws in the towel. And so three weeks of rest sets in.
Of course, this is not to say training stops and marathon hope is given up on. Training for a marathon is all about improving fitness, and building stamina. These two things can be done without simply placing one foot in front of the other. There are many other forms of cardio which can help to keep runners running come the 26th April. Many of these methods actually allow much less impact on the joints, which is often the cause of injury.
So… all is not lost. Training still goes on, and the marathon feat is one still to be completed! Injury is something that is bound to be encountered when training for something that puts so much stress on your body. But if dealt with patiently and handled correctly, its something that can be overcome. Do not fear!