Well here I am couple of days into the New Year and after starting my training for my first Edinburgh Marathon I've only gone and done my back in..... After completing several Half Marathons and a couple of Duathlons last year I decided to step up to the plate and commit to the 26miles... After keeping myself ticking over through the winter with gym work, weekly long runs 7/8 miles And the weekly parkrun i decide for a change and jumped on the road bike... After only 12 miles at an easy pace I feel something go in my lower back I get home and once the body cools down "bang" lower back freezes.... I'm now 6 days into painkillers and muscle relaxants.... Can anyone cheer me up by telling me there will be light at the end of this tunnel and I will be back out running soon!! Has something similar happened to anyone else out there??? How long was your recovery????