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My situation is this: I have shin splints but am managing them via my sports physio. Some weeks they are very sore, but whilst I manage them, I can cope with my marathon training very well.
It's 7 weeks until the London Marathon.
Last week I ran 19 miles and I was planning on running the following LSR's:
20 miles, 13 miles, 20 miles, 20 miles, 12 miles, 8 miles, 2 miles.
I emailed Hal Higdon and he says I should do the following instead:
12 miles, 13 miles, 20 miles, 16 miles, 12 miles, 8 miles, 2 miles.
I know Hal has ran 111 marathons, so he knows what he's talking about. I'm very interested to hear what others say. Lots of other first marathon runners are running 20 miles several times and I know others who are running their second are saying the mistake they made in their race, was only running a 20 miler once.
If I run 20 miles even twice, will there be any physilogical benefits?
I'm really keen to hear what you guys think?