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