I have been training for my half marathon for the last 12 weeks, I have been progressing really well and been happy with my progress .. until last Sunday ... I did a 9 mile last Sunday, was a new route with quite a few inclines, one was quite a long one, and 2 of them were killers. I found the last mile hard but was able to complete with a struggle. My next run day was Tuesday, a 5 miler .
I had to take a walk run approach as could not keep going ... legs felt like lead. Put it down to needing more time to recover. Took Wednesday off, Thursday I attempted a 5 miler again and still had to take a walk run approach as I really didn't feel I had it in me. Still complete the 5 miler but about 3 mins difference. Took Thursday and Friday off and today I did a 3 mile park run. I struggled so so much, ok I didn't walk this time but it was a complete and utter struggle. It was like I just had to push myself the whole way.
So my question to my lovely running companions is this ... my long run day tomorrow, do I do my planned 10 mile tomorrow but choose a flat route to get my mileage up or do I knock it down a notch and take off a few miles to give my body a bit more time to get over my last Sunday or have I just messed up !!! Many thanks in advance. Race day is 9th April.