Posted: 02/09/2016 at 09:40
Hi all! - hope everyone is doing super well and training for the autumns is going successfully!
Apologies to only pop up these days when I need advice (feel like such a user!) but I am indeed here for advice!
Berlin marathon in 3 weeks time and I'm struggling with pretty much every run now. On the 70/18 program and it was going really well until around week 12. Around this time I had a couple weekends of very late nights and I suspect the lack of recovery this creates has put me into an overtrained condition. I was on holiday last week where I only ran around 20 miles but I'm still struggling this week. The holiday was very heavy drinking I think this nailed the problem home.
No regrets (or maybe only small ones! you live and learn!) but my question is this week I have a half marathon planned on sunday. Should I crack on with this or attempt a last 20miler? I've done 4 20milers+ so far but the last one was 4 weeks ago which'll make it 7weeks by marathon day.
Just a reminder of my info ... this is my 5th marathon, pb of 3:35 from the spring. I have a HM pb of 1:34 from earlier in the year but the last one I did on week 12 I came in at 1:40.
I love racing so would be sad to miss the HM but it might be worth it for the end goal.
Thank you all! x