As I’ve just shared, training in winter has given me a purpose that I’ve hereto lacked. It’s also made the season fly past in a flurry of long runs, tempo runs, recovery runs…you get the idea.
But then I got injured. I took one week of complete rest, with some gentle cross training. And then I got sick. There was a virus going round the office which I have now succumbed to. I honestly don’t know what to do with myself, and it’s almost like I’ve forgotten that I’m supposed to be running a marathon.
In the plan, this week’s long run was supposed to be 20 miles, but I was a week behind thanks to injury, and decided to settle with 18- either making that my peak week, or doing 20 the next week and cutting my taper a few days short.
But now? Now I’m sick, I genuinely don’t think anything over 6 miles is happening (if that) and it’s making me go crazy. I wanted to get to race day with at least 18 miles under my belt even if purely for mental confidence and not freaking the fuck out.
Seriously, what should I do?
Lots of love,