Good evening all Sounds like a few of us have had to modify the final stages of training due to niggles and aches. It's so annoying but I have found that with each marathon I've done, I have fretted less about missing the odd run here and there. I always build in a few 'emergency' weeks to my training just in case!
Normal week so far for me, local half marathon this Sunday, slightly less mileage next week, then very easy final week.
Have heard reports of heatwave on its way which concerns me slightly, but weather forecasting seems to be a pretty random thing these days so won't worry too much about that yet!
I did it! Entered Country to Capital yesterday I have another 8 marathons to run this year, the last one being Portsmouth on 21st December so I figured a January ultra shouldn't require that much more training.
What would your suggestion be for distance of the longest training run I should do?
20 miles for me this morning and my number was waiting for me on the doormat when I got back Run went surprisingly well, the unscheduled pre-taper taper meant very fresh legs. Neck/shoulder/arm still giving me a little bit of grief but stopped aching at about mile 19 so I figure that even if it is no better in 3 weeks, at least it won't hurt for the last 6 miles!
simonp I was quite surprised about the back of the bib too!
Some impressive half marathon times and 20 milers been going on. Took the plunge this morning after a week of misery with my neck and after the first few painful steps (due to the pain shooting down my arm) I think it may have actually helped! I know you aren't supposed to run through pain but I figured as it isn't my legs, it was kill or cure! Took it very easy and only 3.5 miles but it feels much better... yes, running is good for you
Going to try to resume normal service from tomorrow so 20 miles on Saturday or Sunday, with a hilly half marathon the following weekend.
Last marathon I did a much shorter taper and it seemed to work better for me, I felt much less sluggish on the day so I'm just going to do the same this time I think. Carry on as normal until the last week.