Posted: 14/03/2013 at 21:38
Hi Sam, I am running a marathon on 28th April and aiming to break 4 hours. Up to last weekend the training was going swimmingly. Averaging 40 mile weeks, two 20 milers done, one at 9.14 m/miles and I raced a HM on Saturday in 1.49. So I seem to be on target.
Unfortunately though since Monday I have a flu bug. It's not just a cold but proper flu, I can barely make it up the stairs. Realistically I am going to miss 2 weeks training, just at a point when I am meant to be stacking up the miles. I am very disheartened, but it can't be helped.
What advice can you give me to get back up to speed? And how much affect on my training do you think a two week break will have?