Received an email today to say I have been given a free place on the Great South Run 5k on 26 October. I applied some weeks ago.
My problem is that I have only run 5k twice since graduating in July, due to my ongoing bowel contents retention problem. I can currently only occasionally run for more than 20 minutes before having to stop and (carefully) walk home.
OK, so I could take imodium on the day to get me through the race (as I did for the Race for Life), but my problem is that it is difficult to train properly - I have a distinct lack of stamina for runs longer than 20 minutes, so its going to take me at least 45 minutes to finish the race AND I will probably have to walk a couple of times.
What do you wonderful forum people think:
1) Should I give up my place in the race?
2) Should I give it a go even though I will probably come in last?
3) Should I stop worrying about it and just get on with it?