This isn’t your normal weekly review of training. This is more of a review on how things have been going, and what I need to do. I’m combining this week and next week’s training recaps together, so stay tuned for that next week. This past week was a bad week, and not just bad week, but an awful week. I got super sick, and I swear I still have a bit of it that I just can’t kick. A week and a half of not feeling right just isn’t good. Throw in moving and all the stresses that come with that, and you’ve got yourself a disaster waiting to happen. I was worn down, mentally and physically. And then I hit rock bottom when my 12 year old cat lost his battle with cancer. Believe what you may, but I fully feel that animals are part of the family.
So needless to say, training was rough last week. And it has been the past couple of weeks. I haven’t been hitting my miles, but I have been running pain free. So what do I do? I’m no where near hitting 26 miles at one time, and I can’t push the marathon to next year.
Well, I still have about 7 weeks left. I’ve changed my plan around, and I’m hoping to do a long run every weekend. Each week adding two miles and hopefully get up to 22 before race day. It’s going to be hard, and it’s going to be rough. But I don’t want to give up on this marathon. I can at least try and see what happens. I know I won’t do as well as I hoped, but I’m glad my body is better. I didn’t take care of myself back in the spring like I should have, and unfortunately it ended up hurting my training.
I guess I’ll just have to sign up for another marathon to really get the proper training and see what I’m capable of. Any suggestions for a spring 26.2?