Pulled my calf -I'd say a grade 1 strain.
Currently training for my 8th marathon in 8 years. But my ideal training has been shot because of injury etc, so looking for advise or reassurance about how to salvage something from it.
Already done three 16s and one 18 long slow run. (last 16 done 11 days ago).
I've been off a week and need another 7-10 days no running.
That will leave me with about 6 weeks until VLM
Bearing in mind I am NOT going for a particular fast time, I just want to be on the start line and enjoy it -is it realistic and sensible to get a 14, 18, 20 and 22 in with a 16 day taper?
Jason -yep, fair enough
all I know is that a 22 mile race pace training run does not give you an indication that you can run 26.2 at that pace on the day. many marathon runners are 'flying' at mile 22 and end up walking from mile 23.
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