Posted: 08/12/2014 at 17:13
Just been reading through the various comments and as much as i know you are all right. I am so very hard on myself and i need to prove that I can do it again...I am pretty sure i can and even go sub 2:50 but it would take a lot of discipline and sticking to the correct plan.
Clag - I have thought of calling it quits so my final marathon was my sub 3 but i know i can achieve faster times so i wont quit till my body stops me dead in my tracks.
Talking about body, I am still having issues with the muscles down my shins, i was hoping it would of started to feel better by now as i haven't run for almost a week. I know i should take a few week of rest and i do intend to after my 10k on the 21st Dec. Ill probably rest the remainder of the year and then start the new year with marathon training again. I did go for a fastish 4.5 miles today and although the pain wasn't enough to stop me running , i was very aware of the tightness every time i pushed off with my toes. think a christmas gift to myself will be a nice massage..