I am looking for advice from more experienced runners than me regarding whether I should pull out of the Edinburgh marathon at the end of May.
I started training about October last year and built my running up from 7 miles till in January i was running 10 mile sessions during the week and 13 miles at the weekend. I then increased my milleage in February so that I was running between 15 and 18 mile runs at the weekend before I twisted my knee playing football. I then had two weeks at the end of Feb/beginning of March where I could only manage one run of 10 miles each week. However, I managed to recover pretty quickly and by the end of March was again running 10 mile sessions during the week and 15 mile runs at the weekend. The first week in April I cycled across Spain, cycling 100 miles a day and then a week after finishing my cycle I ran 20 miles during my long weekend run.
The day after this run I couldn't walk due to pain in my knee. I took one week off running and then tried to build it up slowly 3 miles, 4 miles, 7 miles before managing 10 miles last night. However, when I went to run today my knee was again in pain.
I have until next week before I need to taper down so I feel i have to try and put in as many miles as possible but obviously I am trying to not aggrevate my knee further.
This is my first marathon and I am concerned that I have not put in enough training. I have only managed one 20 mile run on the 12th April and since then I've been carrying this knee injury which has prevented me from training properly. I was hoping to basically run 10 miles a day before resting this Friday and then doing 15 mile runs next Saturday and Sunday, but I'm not sure my knee will alow that.
I'd appreciate any advice from others who have maybe experienced this dilemma of an injury so close to a marathon.
I started running last September, got the app, endomondo, to record my running in the October, and signed up to run the Edinburgh marathon on the 26th May at the end of last year.
Below I have pasted details of my training. At the end of February I twisted my knee playing football which put a dent in my training and last Friday following my 20 mile run I have developed what seems to be runner's knee. I am hoping to go for a short run on Sunday and build up to another 20 mile run 5th May before tappering down for the marathon.
However, I am starting to panic that maybe I haven't put in enough training and that I am getting injured because I haven't built up my mileage slowly enough.
Any thoughts regarding whether this training record should be ok would be greatly appreciated. Similarly, experiences about injuries in the final weeks of training and advice regarding how much running i need to do between now and the marathon would also be warmly welcomed.