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As soon as I upped the intensity of the training for the MK 2012 (29th April, Milton Keynes) an injury appeared, the dreaded AchillesTendonitis of which I had never heard before. I had never suffered anything like that before, only an ITB from which I've healed completely. Apart from the first time it appeard, some weeks ago, the AT doesn't hurt too much actually, and just shows when I do long runs of 13 miles upwards. Being at half point of my marathon training this is an scary issue because it poses a real threat to my very first race ever. I've still got 8 weeks in front, and I've already decided to ditch any tempo, hill or intervals altogether and just do normal running and the long run. The last lon run I did, I noticed a bit of strange feeling there in the tendon, but never got too bad. Today instead I couldn't finish the fartlek session because it was obvious that I would have only made it worse. Have any of you been in a similar situation? Is 8 weeks enough time to recover from this? OMG, I've got so many interrogants in my head. Many thanks!