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I am due to be doing a 10 miler on Oct 19th, but am going on holiday for 3 weeks 3rd - 24th Sept. So I will have a big hole in my schedule right when I should be piling on the miles.
I knew this would be the case for a while so I've been following an 8 week smartcoach schedule for 10 miles, where I put the date of the run as the weekend after I leave for holiday. I anticipate quite an active holiday, and will hopefully get a couple of runs a week in, but I may be heading for a divorce if I try to do more than that, or go for anything more than 4-5 miles per run.
I'm not a great runner, but not a complete novice (last 10Km 52:44, target time for 10 miles sub 1hr 30). I run 3-4 times a week, clocking up 20 miles per week or so when approaching a race.
I know I am comprising how well I do in the race by taking the break, but hey life happens. Can anyone suggest how I approach the last 3.5 weeks before the race so that I can achieve my best performance?