Sunday, June 30, 2013

Marathon Training - I'm a Slacker

I often don't know what to write, which is why I don't post much. I'm trying to think or more things to write about, so we'll see how that goes!

But for now, I want to talk about my marathon training to date. I'm looking at my mileage for June and I'm disappointed in myself. I was doing really good for the first part of June. Then excuses took over. I started a new job, so I didn't run that week. Then I was out of town for a stagette party that weekend.

I decided to try for my long run on the Monday night, since I obviously missed it when I was out of town. I made it just over 5 miles (I was going to try for a half, 13.1 miles), but it just wasn't happening for me. My allergies and asthma started acting up - there is so much pollen right now! - and my lungs just couldn't do it.

A couple days later I had a terrible cold, plugged head and cough. I'm still fighting this thing off almost two weeks later! I have this lingering cough from my asthma in my chest. Ugh. I'm going to try for another long run tomorrow - slow and steady - and see how it goes.

I guess I'm just a bit discouraged because I haven't run much lately (though I know it was in my best interest, since I was sick and couldn't breathe all that well). As runners, we all go through slumps, but I know it's time to pick it up again if I'm going to be ready for my full in 8 weeks.

I want to run. My body has been craving it. I'm just scared I won't be able to do it, but I guess you have to try, or you won't do it either way! So I'm going to get out there tomorrow morning and just run. Any run is better than no run, right?

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