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I've kind of asked this question already in another thread but think it's a bit lost there so hoping that someone can help if I post it again.
Since I ran the Berlin marathon last year, my running has taken a complete nosedive and I'm struggling on even easy runs. Went to doc, found I had very low ferritin and started supplements three weeks ago. I've read as much as I can about this and I know it can take 6 weeks or so to feel the difference and I'm doing my very best to be patient. I've also adjusted diet etc. to maximise iron intake.
My question is what to do about training? I can't find the answer to this anywhere! I'm supposed to be running the Rome marathon in 8 weeks time and I'm into the most intensive part of my training. I've got 50mile weeks ahead of me but my miles are so slow it's going to take me forever!! Does anyone know if it's worthwhile putting the miles in anyway (20 miles will probably take me 3.75-4h just now) or does cutting back the mileage help recovery? And if I cut back the mileage now, will I still have sufficient training for the marathon? I know it's the most important phase of training.
I still really want to go to Rome and I am trying to come to terms with the idea of a very slow and miserable 26miles
Thanks in advance!