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I'd appreciate some advice please.
I've been traing for 16 weeks for the NYCM on 4th November and it was all going so well until I strained my hamstring last week. I was feeling good on a routine treadmill run which I decided to turn into a 5K time trial. I did this in 19:20, which is very quick for me, then decided to turn it into a 44 minute 10K but 8K in I got a shooting pain at the back of my left thigh and had to stop. I did two 6 mile runs on the next two days but had to pull up aftet four miles on the second of these. That was last Sunday 7th October and I've not run since but have done two 20 mile bike rides.
I was going to do my final long run of 22 miles today and although I only occasionally feel a slight tweek in my hamstring I decided not to risk it. I'm now undecided as to whether to do the 22 mile run at all and let the hamstring recover in the three and a half weeks I have left until 4th November. I've averaged 35 miles a week for 16 weeks with my longer runs being 6 x 12 miles, 3 x 14 miles one of 18 miles and one of 20 miles which was on 26th September.
My question is, whether this is enough? How critical would it be to not do the final long run of 22 miles and go into NYCM with my final long run of 20 miles some 6 and a half weeks previously. Clearly it would be much more critical to do the run, make the injury worse and miss the event. As I say, I feel virtually nothing in my hamstring walking around and cycling but I just don't know if it would blow up on a long run. I suppose a nother option is to do the 22 miler next week.
What do people think would be the best approach.