Posted: 16/02/2014 at 11:39
Hi All, Training crisis this week.
18/55, 10 weeks to go.
Started off badly when "poogate" hit the headlines early in the week leading to a planned 11 mile run with 7 @ HMP becoming a 7 mile run only, albeit all at HMP.
On Friday I did the 12 mile run as per schedule but due to bad timing I had to do the 20 mile run on Saturday. This is the second 20 miler of the schedule, but I bailed out 2km from the end, so only 18.7 miles. Just couldn't run another step, stitches in my rib cage, no idea where my legs were etc.
Should I try and fit in another 20 mile next week to compensate? Or does the back to back nature of two longish runs mean I have gotten a fair amount of benefit from this week?
So far I have managed to hit my weekly mileage target each week, but this week I either need to hit another 10 mile run today or miss the target. Should I just go for a recovery run and except that training doesn't go perfectly or push it?
Starting to get doubts over the folly of choosing a marathon to run...