I have been training for York Marathon (14th October) and have been roughly doing 40 miles a week for the last month The race is 2 weeks on Sunday and so far this week have ran 19 miles (Mon, Tue, and Wed). I was always intending to take 2 days off (Thu & Friday) and then do local Park Run Saturday and a half Marathon Sunday.
However the last few days i have felt a weird niggle in my calf, every minute or so when i walk it tightens up for a few seconds and goes. Not painful just annoying really. So i have decided to not do the Park run tomorrow and have another days rest. This will mean that i will not have run Thursday, Friday and now Saturday. So i am panicking i will start to lose the momentum i have gained from all my training.
I am still planning on doing the half marathon on Sunday which will take my weekly total to around 32 Miles for the week with 2 weeks to go until the Marathon.
I have looked on every training plan and none of them suggest taking 3 days rest so this is why im panicking a little, can it have an adverse affect taking 3 days off in the middle of your training this close to the marathon?