I signed up for Warsaw marathon - taking place end of September.
From the end of April I developed plantar fasciitis - had to back out of HM and basically took the whole month off running. I started easing back in in the last two weeks - following physio advice taking things slowly. So far so good - I am very pleased that the pain hasn't returned.
Before PF my weekly mileage was about 22, with very little cross-training, last week (second week of recovery) about 13, but with more cross-training
However, the marathon is in 14 weeks and any training plan indicates I should be doing much more mileage that I am doing now.
What is the best strategy to get back in line with the training plan: maybe concentrate on increase of LSR first rather than general volume and intensity?
I fully expect comments like 'forget it and re-schedule for Spring' - which I will do if PF flares up again, but I would like to give it a good shot if recivery continues.
You can get 12 week marathon training plans starting virtually from scratch so don't panic, the key is slow increases in your long run. Speed work & hill work are also important, I find some long slow multi terrain races are a good pre taper prep.
thanks Richard, I must say that 12 week starting from scratch plans will have to include a rather speedy build-up to fit in a few 20-milers. I'm running mainly on trail with some hills so hope this will do.
Keep stretching the calves and hamstrings. Tightness in the leg can contribute to PF returning.
Trail gives less impact which is always good & can help with stamina building. Good luck anyway Goji
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