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After advice on another thread I was about to start and ease of with my pace BUT before I did I have picked up an injury.
I have been running around 50 miles a week aiming toward a sub 1:30 at the GNR, training was going well although I was aware I was probably running my easy runs to fast.
I was away last weekend and knew I would not be able to run for 3 days so I did my normal weekly mileage in 4 days which included a Temp 8 miles at 6:50 pace and 13 miles the following day (my last run). This I guess has caused the injury or it could be coincidence
Currently I have not ran for 6 days (tried 5 miles Wednesday-thinking I maybe could run it off) and cannot see myself been able to run any time soon, I have a physiotherapist appointment on Wednesday.
My questions are:
The pain I am having is in my right leg mainly outside of the ankle and up to the inside of my knee, it also continues less severe up to my gluteal area. A strange pain over a wide area closet pain I can associate it to a sprained ankle but over a much wider area? Any ideas I can usually work out what I have injured and take the appropriate action but this has me stuck.
ALSO how much is the time off going to cost me in relationship to my GNR time (in 4 weeks)-I ran a time trial in training a couple of weeks ago at just under 1:35 a hilly course and felt could have gone a bit faster in the first ½. And a 8 mile tempo @6:50, so think I was on course for a good chance of under 1:30 BUT now no running for a week and could be a lot longer-how much does each week without running reduce race time?
I have swam a few times this week to try to maintain the cardio, 2.5k this morning very boring and apart from aching shoulders did not feel anywhere close to the effort of a good run, may try my bike later but am worried that will aggravate the injury.
ADVICE WOULD BE MOST WELCOME PLEASE, THANKS A P!$$*D OF RUNNER