I have been training for my second marathon and have been determined to reduce my time from 4:41 in NYC to a target of 3:45.
I have been training hard and slowly increasing my mileage up to 20 miles now and covering 55+ per week.
I suddenly developed a pain in my shin and hip.
I have rested for a week which meant I have missed my first 22 mile run.
This Wednesday I started up again with a 5 miler and did so again today Thursday, if feel a bit painful but I can run through it.
I wanted to know if my body thinks it is going into "Taper" mode and so suddenly going back to long miles again might be counter productive.
Is missing 1 long run and only just starting going to have a bad affect on my body?
I would like to understand the science a bit behind what your body does in taper, should I go back out for my last 2 long runs before starting proper taper for 2 weeks or will that be counter productive.