Marathon Training Day 46: I’ve been Sick

Training has been progressing fairly well. I can run 4 miles without stopping to walk. In addition, my diet has been going well… and I have not had an injury. However, I have been sick this week.

Being sick is very frustrating. I was supposed to run Thursday, but did not because of my cold. My schedule has me resting Friday, and running again Saturday. However, I am a little concerned about missing Saturday as well. If I am sick, then I am sick. There isn’t much I can do about that. But it is frustrating to have a minor setback.

I am sure the stress of grad school has something to do with my illness (and the changing season).

Based on how I feel today, I will not run tomorrow. Yes, I am training for the 2013 Seattle Marathon… which is next November. But marathon training takes a mental focus… and I am nervous about losing the focus that I have had because of taking a week off of running.

What are your thoughts/advice?

1.) Finish the marathon

2.) Don’t have a grayhaired marathoner ruin my finish line photo

3.) Finish the marathon in under 4 hours, 30 minutes (basically an 8 minute mile)

4.) Don’t get hurt

About these ads

About drishism

Love. Explore. Advocate. Rejoice. Note.
This entry was posted in Healthy lifestyle, marathon, Marathon Training Day, running, Seattle Marathon and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Marathon Training Day 46: I’ve been Sick

  1. hey there! i have trained for a lot marathons, and illness happens. don’t beat yourself up. the best thing you can do is just get better. sometimes when i feel off, and not totally, totally in the toilet sick — i will walk instead of run. it doesn’t require the same amount of focus, and i feel like i’ve done something, as opposed to nothing. another thing to consider, and it’s been the rule of thumb for most junkie runners is — if your symptoms are above the neck — run on. if they are below the neck – cool it, until you feel better. take that for what it’s worth.

    i think your marathon goals are great. :) i’ve had some grey haired marathoners give me a run for my money in the past. i run about a 4 hour marathon, and that’s about a 9:05 minute mile… so you minute want to recalculate your split time. i think you’re probably looking at more of a 10-10:20 minute mile at 4:30 marathon. that might relieve some of your stress right there if you are trying to clock 8 minute miles for 26 in a row. :)

Join the Conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s