I’m running a half marathon in 3 weeks, and I’ve been spot on with my training schedule, not missing a week, or a mile. During my 9 mile long run yesterday my knee started hurting around mile 7. I’ve had an injury to this knee and it actually sidelined me last year from running a marathon. I had to drop out half way through my training. I don’t want this to happen again, especially since I’m so close!!
Here’s my question: how detrimental to my training would it be if I skipped my easy runs during the week, I do 5 miles on Tuesday and Thursday’s and 3 on Wednesdays, then have my long run on Sunday, and ride my bike during the week instead but continue with my long runs leading up to the marathon?