Posted: 30/09/2013 at 14:02
Good running shea, sausage, clumsy!!!! I seem to have recovered from some IT band and shin splint problems, at the cost of 4 weeks of long runs. Yesterday would have been 20 miles, but I managed 17.3 miles with a bit of walking. Jim Holmes good point but no it wasn't my shoes, they are relatively new and the same shoe as I previously wore without any trouble. I think I'd been trying to cram in too much mileage in the week... Running twice a day a few times, which I've never done before.
For my first marathon I rarely hit the weekly mileage of my training plan but always did the long run. Wish I'd just stuck to that strategy now. I'm running the Royal Parks half on Sunday, I'll try for 16 miles solid on the 11th, and have a 10 mile race on the 20th. Hope that'll be enough to get me round. I just really don't want my second marathon time to be slower than my first!!! :S