Hi, I'm going to be running my fourth marathon this Spring. Previously I've followed Hal Higdon's plans, Novice 2 for the first two and Intermediate 1 for the third. I'm looking at Intermediate 2 for this time (more weekly mileage). The plan is 5 runs a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. I'm thinking about merging the two weekend runs into one some weeks, so for instance rather than 10 miles on Saturday and 20 on Sunday, perhaps 22/23 miles on Sunday only. I know all training plans can be changed a bit to suit but was just looking for thoughts on benefits/or not of doing this.
Thought I'd have a quick look here and reminisce about last year.
Bluemoon82 - Manchester 2013 was my first marathon and I loved it. In fact I got a GFA and am running London this year but almost wish I was back in Manchester. Was very well organised, loads of lovely crowd support. We paid for parking at Old Trafford and the start was about 5 minute walk away from the car. Loved it and I'm sure you will. Good luck!
Hi, hope someone can help. I'm marathon training and since Friday have had very intermittent very sharp electric shock like pain lasting only seconds in my knee, it happens when my heel hits the ground, usually on an uneven surface. It started Friday but I ran 15 miles on Saturday and had no pain and since then it's been no worse than it was on Friday. If it wasn't for the fact that I'm training I'd ignore it and hope it went away but I'm worried it will get worse. It is very intermittent, I can walk 20 minutes for example and get no pain. Went to the doctors today and she started talking about plantar fasciitis (which I'm sure it's not) and to take Ibuprofen 3 times a day for 2 weeks!! No help whatsoever! Any thoughts please? Do I need to see, well who, chiropractor, physio, or just wait and hope it goes away?