I am training for the Riga marathon in May 2014. Would like to increase milage and attend park runs some Saturdays. Was wondering about using park run as part of my long run but whether to run it slower as part of long run trainings. I usually do park run from fresh in around 24 to 25 minutes but wondering whether I should do it around 10 minutes slower as part of a general 2 hour plus run.
I have had tendonitis for around 9 months. I gave up regular running for 7 months but missed it so much. I have run a couple of 15 k races without problems. However about 2 weeks ago I felt good and ran 21K. I was feeling confident and hoping to run a marathon next spring probably May. However in the last week have done short runs with foot pain int he right foot and tingling in the Achilles Tendon so planning to rest for a few days now.
Feeling frustrated due to this and do not want to stop running.
Having run Edinburgh in just under 4 hours in 2011 but only got up to 15K this year due to injury am looking for a different marathon experience. Riga seems good value , good value flights. Anyone entered this or considering this one.