Is it disaster if I miss my long sunday run this week if doing London Marathon

Im doing the London marathon and training is going well. Upto 12 mile runs on a sunday as of last week. I started in December to get an extra month of training in due to knee ACL reconstruction 9 months ago.

Thing is I live amongst the hills and theres nowhere flat at all to run near me and I've a bloody stupid bug thats going round, nose is like a tap. Ive bought some running gloves wih the intention of doing at least 10 miles tommorow but don't know if its best to rest instead and not risk slipping/damaging the knee and the stupid bug I have had since Wednesday.

I could maybe do a long run Monday by getting a lift to where I usually go running but drive there, the cars stuck in the snow at the moment.

Not sure what to do.


  • In a word .. no

    You will do more damage if you are unwell by going out than not

  • Mark, relax. The bad weather/cold combo is a good reason to take some rehab time. Get back to 100% and start again then

  • Listen to the wise words above. Most of us don't do everything we want or need on the day and still manage to get round in or near the time we want. Relax. Rest can do you good

  • Absolutley agree with above posts, plenty of weeks left to train, just make sure you get back to it when the weather improves.

  • ok felt  a bit better today cold wise so managed to do a very slow 2 hours 5 minutes treadmll run at the gym.

  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    Mark, what makes you think that missing 1 long run will ruin all of your chances to run London?

    I really doubt that training goes 100% to plan for any of the 35,000 other runners that are doing the event. Everyone hits a few bumps in the road along the way. And if you are carrying an injury it's better to be safe than sorry.

    I can't remember ever hitting 100% of training sessions for any marathon.
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