I'm about to do the silverstone half marathon so my long run is now 11 miles, I also do two other runs of 5-6 miles each, depending on how much time i have that day, how I'm feeling and what the weather is doing, but I've been wondering when you are not training for an event what sort of mileage i should be aiming for each week? and how long should my long run be?
I'm coming back from an achilles injury its been about 3 months and I'm making good progress, I've incorporated strength training which is going well, I'm up to 6 miles as my long run and then two 3 mile runs over the week. I'm just wondering which are the best days to put in my gym work as I'm worried about over doing it and going backwards. I usually do two gym sessions a week and also have to fit in rest.
Prior to my injury my long run was 10 miles with two runs of 5 miles and no gym. I have run several 10ks and one half marathon and I'm signed up for another half in march.
do i have to stop running??? ive had pain in my heel and also tenderness in my achilles and lower calf for about 2 weeks, ive cut back on my running, ive been icing stretching and resting. it has improved and is now more of a dull ache which eases during the day, the first steps in the morning are very sore. but what i really want to know is should i stop running altogether until it has completely healed. ive stopped walking to work and ive cut my running to virtually nothihng ive done 6 miles overall this week when im usually doing 20-25, any advice will be gratefully recieved as im really struggling with whats the best thing to do, my training has been going so well ive just completed my first half marathon and was about to join my local running club.
ive inreased my mileage and im taking water with me sipping as i go, im doing about 10 miles and wondering if i should be using a gel or some kind of sports drink, really dont wont to go mad with the sugary drinks though just wondered if anyone had any advice