Hi all - I am running the london marathon in three weeks time and have come across a few problems and concerns with my training and am after a little bit of advice.
I reached 18 miles three weeks ago and felt ok during and after. The following week I hit a PB at brentwood half marathon (1.57) and was really happy with that.
The last two weekends I have attempted to reach 20 miles and have failed miserably... First attempt was in horrible wind and rain and I made it to 7 miles before deciding enough was enough. Yesterday i went out for 20 miles and was feeling the best ive ever felt for the first 8 miles and then my legs slowly began to give up on me and I eventually had to call it a day after 15/16 miles.
I am now looking to start my taper which includes a couple of short midweek runs followed by 13 miles this sunday and then 6 next sunday. My only concern is that ive not hit a long enough distance in training. Do I attempt 20 again this week or will I just do myself more damage for race day? Is having reached 18 miles three weeks ago enough?
Im aware alot of this is in my head but any advice from previous experiences I would be grateful of.