Let’s Review

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.

Carter before he was sick

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?

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5 thoughts on “Let’s Review

  1. mojamala says:

    I’m in the same boatish. by the end of this year i will have missed out on 3 marathons and 1 half marathon. It has not been easy at all but I know getting my body healthy is way more important. My advice, if you can get in a 20 miler then go for it and run the marathon. If not, move to the half or skip it all together. It’s not worth getting hurt over.
    P.S. I’m sorry about your kitty. I fully believe animals are members of the family

  2. masters2marathons says:

    Sorry to hear about your cat. I have an 11.5 yr old dog who required an amputation since she was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago. And I agree animals are family. Even though she is cancer free now, unfortunately she has developed these weird undiagnosable gulps (we’ve been to the vet numerous times) and I worry about her everyday.

    Someday I will have to say goodbye and I can’t imagine how hard that must have been for you on top of everything.

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