My husband and I are planning on going on holiday to Tenerife in July and were hoping to do some running- specifically around Teide.
We are hoping to book a hotel near to the national park and hire a car so we can park and run. We are both experienced fell runners and are currently running distances up to 30 miles.
Obviously there are heat and altitude to prepare for and we will be planning routes/kit carefully. Has anyone covered this area? any recommendations for resorts/routes (we don't want a running holiday package, rather go under our own steam)
Having done this event after training 3 months I can tell you it is possible (i did it in 1.54 the first time) have done it a second time as well.
I would try and get off the treadmill and outside as much as possible- it is an undulating route the treadmill will not prepare you for this)
Your 4 miles is a good start, i would just take it steady and build up your mileage. I kept a log of each run so i could track improvements. I can't really help on the footfall issue as its not something i have experience of, defo keep an eye on it...
Perhaps slow down and concentrate on your form? plus you might just be expecting too much..i mean it is your first 4 miles you're bound to ache afterwards, go easy on yourself