My training for London had been going really well up to my final long last run - at which point I have now developed a pain around my achilles/heel. I tried a gentle 5k yesterday but was in a lot of discomfort shortly afterwards. My plan now is to not run at all for the next two weeks. Maybe try some cross training - either bike or swim - but definitely no running.
Has anyone previous experience of absolutely no running as part of a taper. I know people say this will have minimal impact on performance....but really is that true?
I am not a novice marathon runner but never had a taper that consisted of no running whatsoever.
A real shame that this falls on the same day as the Richmond half-marathon. I'm sure there are quite a few others like myself that would have liked to have done both (as per the previous two years). Oh well, fingers crossed for next year that there is no clash.