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My entry to the Berlin Marathon was a 50th birthday gift and challenge to myself. I told the world at large I would bag a good for age in this one (as a woman of 50, that only needs to be under 4hrs) having just missed one a couple of years ago in a similarly flat and Teutonic one (Leipzig 4hrs 2 mins). Training was well underway, although I missed the odd day. However, after a 22 miler two weeks ago ITB inflammation and knee pain in right leg rendered me incapable of running more than 5 miles. I am now resting/cross training and intend to attempt a Park Run after 5 days of such rest. If it doesn't hurt, I'll do a longer run next day. My question, what if I tapered from now until race day on 29 Sept, so basically threw my training schedule out of window? Would I still have a chance to break that 4hr? My most recent (hilly) Park Run time was 23.14, half marathon 1:49.