Posted: 15/04/2016 at 14:33
Got a fair amount of help on here when training for my first 2 sub 3's last spring, could do with a bit now please;
I had trained ok for VMLM 50-80 mile weeks with 5 long runs of 20 miles+, but 4 weeks ago after my last long run (10 steady then 10 MP=20 @AV of 6:45 m/m) then my ITB / sciatica flared up and my mileage dropped to 12,15,50, 30 so far this week and with a lot less av speed and on soft ground-
Last weeks 50 were all off road and included 13,000 foot of climb but all slow..
I had pretty much given up on London, cancelled my hotel but over last couple of days ITB has seemed much better, a bit of a test today and AV MHR for 11 miles on trails= 6:25m/m ITB again ok but effort pretty high.
I am treating London as a hard training run for my A marathon 4 weeks after but still want to sub 3- 2:59 would be fine.
What do you think as far as recent training- will 4 weeks of reduced mileage and slower pace had a big impact? Last year I ran 3k miles, 800 so far this.
It will be a risk anyway as the hard surface could well bring back the ITB pain, but I don't want to risk that if my chances of a reasonable time have gone because of the last 4 week?
any advise greatly appreciated