Am running london (hopefully) last year i had to defer due to picking up an injury with 3 weeks to go. Am really struggling mentally, ive trained really hard, but every tiny niggle im thinking the worse or if i manage to even get to london i think im going to get ill the night before.
I'm desperate to get to the start & finish but just feel on the edge!
i had a cortisone to treat itbfs. I paid for an mri which showed soft tissue swelling beneath the it band. After intensive physio, strength work especially glutes the pain just wouldnt go, mine lasted 4 months.
I saw my gp who said I'd done everything possible & suggested the injection. the cortisone was put at the site of pain, I had to rest another week & hey presto pain completely gone & back running over 30 miles a week whereas before injection I couldn't run 2 miles.
Bit of background, I run all year round, have half PB of 1.33. Last year I trained hard for London only to get injured with ITBFS on my last LR of 22 miles, & had to defer 1 week before, gutted to say the least! This is my first marathon. This time round am having fortnighly massage & regular physio. (so far so good)
Am currently LM training again (following advanced plan from LM Magazine) – 5 weeks to go. I feel on the edge!! My 4 last long runs have been:- 16,18,20,20 (last run was mixture of steady MP Pace & Under MP time 2.40) I will hit 55 miles in total this week, I'm then due to do 22 miles, can I get away with just doing 18 really don’t want to push it being so near or do I need to get 22 in the bag? Was hoping to get good for age time (nearer sub 3.40).
Q2 If thats ok? I have to chop my plan around due to childcare so do the following an example week its:-