Posted: 07/04/2015 at 14:10
Been lurking about on this thread after some early posts.
London in three weeks’ time and now I am in a panic. Last twenty mile run was a disaster. Got to 16 miles then had to run walk the last four miles. Seemed to just come to a halt. Not sure if I hit the wall or what, but it seemed like I couldn’t get my breathing back under control and get the oxygen in.
Now I am not sure what to do with regards to the race. I realise I am now in the tapering weeks and there is nothing to be gained by increasing the mileage during this period but I am not sure whether to reduce my target for the race.
I am doing the up to 55 mile schedule. This was however my fourth twenty miler as I managed to convert the eighteen mile run about four weeks ago to a twenty mile. I also started the schedule a few weeks early and repeated week thirteen till the schedule caught up so I have a few extra 16 mile runs.
I managed to know 4 minutes of my HM pb at Reading a few weeks ago so thought training was going well.
So do I put this run down to a “bad run” or should I reassess my goals?
Only other thing I can think of note with last week’s training is I had to abort the VO2 run half way through the 1.2 km reps so redid the whole VO2 run the following day.
Sorry for the long post.