Thanks for that. I have been doing an average of 42mpw. My goals are modest, sub 4 is my aim. I have done many marathons, my recent times have been around 3:50. But I should mention I'm seventy. Cross training sounds as if it might be the best option.
I have done all the hard work in preparation for a marathon, in three weeks time, but have developed plantar fascitis. My last three long runs have been 20, 21 and 22 miles. I am wondering if I should simply stop all running until the marathon, do a modified taper leading up to the race or withdraw from the race. Has anybody any suggestions or ideas as to the best way forward?
I am due to run the Prague marathon in under three weeks time. I have done all the hard work ie. my last three long runs were 20, 21 and 22. Unfortunately, I have developed plantar fasciitis (I'm pretty sure that's what it is, as I have had it once before). As a result it will be difficult for me taper as I had planned. I'm now wondering if I should rest completely until the race day or attempt a taper of some type or whether to run it at all. How much fitness am I likely to lose if I do no running between now and the race? Any ideas or suggestions would be welcome.
Thanks for that chicksta. I've entered now so I'm going to have to live with my decision. Disappointed that its not as fast as its made out to be and I HATE cobbles.
For anyone interested in entering, entries are now open. But make sure you tick the shirt box options or you will not be able to pay for your entry! Its easily overlooked. You don't have to buy a shirt if you don't want one, but you do have to tick the box that says you don't want one. If that makes sense.