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Hello everyone, first post so go easy!
Background: I have been running on and off for about 2 years. So far I have just completed a couple of 10km races and have run fairly consistently in between although not big distances. I have trained harder in the build up to the races but as a whole will do a couple of shortish runs during the week (say 5-6km) and about 10km on a Sunday. Generally I am a bit of a plodder (I find it hard to get the 10km in under an hour).
Over the last 4 weeks I have added in another run during the week and have been upping the mileage on the Sunday run, although I am still only up to 13.5km. I have 3 more long run Sundays until the week before the race. Can you make a suggestion as to how I should play out the next three weeks as I don't think following my training plan is going to happen without causing myself an injury. I am thinking of doing 14.5km tomorrow, another 5km Tuesday, 15km on Thursday (running home from work) and then don't know if I should take it easy the rest of the week. I am fortunate enough to have half term week off work so could get a couple in there, although obviously don't want to over do things. I seem to struggle with the last km the most the legs just all of a sudden feeling like lead, and feet 'burning' a bit. I don't have problems with the cardio aspect so much.
Any ideas would be very welcome. By the way, I am not after a miracle time, I think I just want a bit of reassurance that I will get round from people who've been in the same situation.
Many thanks, Jilksy.