I think I know the answer to this (rest!) but I just wanted some advice, if possible.
Leading up to a spring marathon and really ramped up my mileage. I ran in slight discomfort up to a couple of weeks before the marathon but it then become more painful, so I took a week off before and with rest, it was much better leading to a sub 3 marathon! Plenty of icing and ibuprofen, but its definitely still causing discomfort post marathon. OK if I take a day off, but hurts if I try to run successively. The pain is to
Rotting timing but the dreaded word for me - injury. I was hoping to seek some advice if possible.
I've had a shin niggle for a few weeks now. I've been taking ibuprofen and to be honest I've taken the typical runners attitude of 'it'll ride out'. Well, it's the inside of my shin on my right leg that it hurting. Did 8 miles last night and it was okay after the first few minutes. Tonight, however, was a very sorry 3 miles.
I'm thinking it's probably sensible to skip some of my schedule now and rest. Like most runners though, were afraid of losing our edge by not running! If I rested until Tuesday and then tried again do you think that would be reasonable. I really think it's probably over-use/inflammation.
Shoe dilemma. I use Brooks Defyance 7 which are now well worn, a few weeks back I noticed that they were unavailable therefore opted (probably naively) to buy some Mizuno Wave Riders. Now, I've since purchased some Brooks Defyance 8 which are due to arrive tomorrow and debating over which footwear to wear for the marathon.
Hoping for a bit of advice. I'm in the dilemma of following the 12 week P&D schedule but have entered a few races from now until Manchester Marathon, the first one being a half marathon next week. I realise I'm going to have to sacrifice some weekly mileage so I'm not turning up to the race completely ruined, so I was wondering what you would do, for example which sessions you would reduce/drop from this weeks scheduled plan;
Thu- 5mi Recovery
Fri-10mi LT with 5 miles 15k/HM pace
Sat - 5mi Recovery
Sun - 18mi LR
With Sunday's Half Marathon in mind, I plan to do an extra 5 'warm down' miles to take it to 18. I planned on resting tomorrow (Mon) having done 20 today. Tuesday I planned on doing a LT session, or I tend to mix it up and do some mile or kilometre reps. Wednesday I plan doing 15 miles and possibly the 13 mile slot on the Thursday. Having said that, I think with the race coming up, should I drop the 13 miler on Thursday? Drop down to lower mileage/or just run the full 13 very easy? I then plan to do 5 recovery miles on Friday, and rest Saturday before the (hilly) half marathon on Sunday. Does that sound reasonable? Naturally I hope to be getting in as much mileage as possible, but hope to turn up to Sunday's race feeling fresh and raring to go!