Posted: Yesterday at 21:50
As I posted a few weeks ago my plan was for sub 3 at Manchester then London, but after advice here on giving it more thought I decided to give all at Manchester and see what happens.
sunday before last I did my long run in a 20 mile flat race at Hull, the plan I am following called for 14 at MP, I ran first 10 at MP then a comfortable 5 then races the last 5 with last mile 6:04 all felt very comfortable apart from that last mile - average pace was 6:38 and after that confidence was high for a decent attempt at sub 2:55.
This sunday was last run over 20 before Manchester- 22 miles in strong freezing wind, sleet and rain again all comfortable upto 16 miles the started with left ITB pain, ended up limping last couple of miles.
Thought the cold may have brought the pain on so tried an easy run yesterday but after a couple ITB was very painful. Today is only the 2nd day this year I have not ran.
March's mileage is 360 with two 20 mile runs under 3 hour pace- this year I've ran 999 miles and only missed 2 sessions of the PnD 70-85 plan, but now I am not sure how long I will be off for? taper should have started this week.
With 3 weeks to go to Manchester how much do you think I could miss and still have a decent attempt at sub 3?
I plan on daily foam rolling, hip stretching, glute strengthening and anything else to aid recovery.