You will be fine- the endurance from your trail mara won't all have disappeared. It's better to rest/ recover at this stage, rather than do any last- minute panic running, which will only aggravate the niggle.
Run/ walk is a good plan- I've done it , the only issue at a large road marathon ,is to make sure you look over your shoulder/ pull over to the side of the road before you slwo to a walk, or someone will slam into the back of your heels.You also will find you keep yo-yoing the same people , which can get embarrasing- eventually I had to apologise for not speaking to them everytime I/ they overtook again!
If you are run/ walking, try to have the courage of your convictions to do itfrom the start, even though you feel silly for the first 1 or 2 walk breaks.
Experimenting with different types of kineso taping for my knee niggle, resting/ tapering, but need to do enough to work out what helps. I think it does acutally help, - was worried that it might be purely for decoration!
Am going to go for a run/ walk along the start of the race route on monday, then nothing after that............getting nervous now!
Glorious sunshine here is Glasgow this weekend.............some of these races may get warm!
Simialr difficulties here- came on after a trainig marathon, which was done as a fianle long run before my ultra in 2 weeks time.
Time to properly taper/ rest now- no more runs of any significant length. You could have a go at pool running just to keep the muscles moving.
Best treatment obviously depends on the exact trouble can you make a decent guess off internet info.
For strapping techniques off t'interweb- youtube has some decent videos about kt taping. It seems to help alot, I think mine is patello femoral pain- the strapping has made a 90% improvement ( driving and walking doenhill were the main pain- triggers, as well as running on the flat/ downhill, so I've bought some pre-cut kiesio strapping from amazon, and I'll try that on a 5miler next weekend, and if it's all goood, use it on race day.
A knee brace , like a cho pat strap got me through my first ever marathon- I think it was ITBS that time.I also used a run/ walk technique- my time was only 10 mins slower than subsequent races, so it's better than nothing if it gets you to the finish.
Hi, am back from a ski trip, knww niggle no worse for it. Did no running at all during the week, but managed a hilly 5 miler today. Am tapering now ( not that there's much to taper from!).
Will probably not do anything longer than 1 hr now until the race, as the knee still needs rest. I've ordered some kiesio tape on t'internet, as experiments with EP strapping from work seemed to help the knee niggle, and running with a knee brace on is a PITA (I had to wear noe for about the first 5 years after my first marathon- that was ITBE, this is patello- femoral, I think).
Ski-ing is not the best preapration for a race, but I've done it every spring, and somehow I seem to manage, but it seems to really mess my legs up for some reason ( and I'm not a good ski-er, and only spend about 4hrs perday on the slopes).
PHil- I was thinknig the same today- I've an ultra in 2 weeks. I'm just back from ski-ing, and I did a marathon 3 weeks ago. I'm hoping that the endurance stuff lasts longest, so that 5 weeks after a marathon , I'm still well trained in that regard.
I do think my muscle strength, which will be more importatn forthe hilly bits of the race, will drop off without much training, and slow runnig won't help much.
REALLY unsure what I should be doing at this stage, but as I have a knww niggle, it's going to be pretty limited.
Opted for 1hr of hilly stuff today. Probably some spinning/ short runs this week, then strap the knee up, rest, and fingers crossed!