I'm in a bad place. I've been training for the Brighton marathon since November but my plans have been severely hampered by tight calfs. Massage sorts me out and gives me a week or so trouble free but then it flares up again, it's been worse as my miles have ramped up. As a result I feel severely undertrained - furthest long run I got up to has been 18 miles.
I ran the Reading Half on Sunday in pain from almost the first mile to the last and cannot bare the thought of a full marathon ending the same way.
My problem is I don't know how to approach these final two weeks before the marathon. Right now I can barely walk let alone run but I know that once I get some massage next week I'll be OK again, so what do I do? I would really like to get to the start line with my legs feeling Ok and confident that I can at least make it through without injuring myself. Time is no longer an issue. Do I take it easier during the taper to save my legs or try and follow the plan cos I need to get miles in my legs? Any help gratefully received.