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I'm set to run my first half marathon (Reading) on the 17th March. At the time of writing that's one week away.
My training has been very erratic for the last few months with various aches along the way but I've kept to schedule as best I can. At the beginning of this week I ran 9 miles (the most I've done to date) and felt very good despite a bit of soreness. Now I'm struggling again with pain in my left calf and right foot / heel.
I don't want to push it, cause more grief and potentially stop myself from being able to run next week but nor do I want to stop the training entirely in case that has a negative effect. I suppose my real question is; If I rested all of next week, will that give me the best chance of completing the half? On the day I will be fine to run past the pain barrier and deal with the concequences afterwards, just as long as I can make it to that point.
Any advice would be very welcome!