Posted: 23/09/2012 at 12:51
I am running the Oxford HM in 3 weeks and could do with some advice really. I am struggling to get a balance between increasing mileage and not overdoing it, following a skiing injury in May, tore the medial ligament in my knee so only started running a month ago. Feel 13 miles is quite ambitious! Running 10k in 65 minutes ok (I know this is slow!) but am running out of energy.
Wanted some advice on what I should be eating before a run. I drink a pint of water 30 minutes before which helps alot but at 5miles my energy just drops off. I run in the evening after work about 5pm.
I'm doing some weight training twice a week to strengthen up my legs and also horseride 3 x a week (not sure how much it benefits running!)
Any advice you can offer much appreciated! I have no time in mind, I just want to get round and currently run at 9k/hr