Keeping it real here people, I’m struggling!
It’s not that I don’t want to be training well, I really do & I want a good race in the MK Marathon but so many things have conspired against me.
November I got that awful flu that was going round.
December was Christmas
January a chest infection.
February saw me working lots of overtime.
Ultimately when I have had free time, 50% of it I’ve felt too unwell, too tired or too demotivated to run.
Go back 6 months & running was my habit, I’d run come what may.
More recently these legitimate reasons not to run have formed into a habit of not running & I now find myself not running for no legitimate reason.
I really do need to break this cycle before it becomes permanent.
There’s 9 weeks to go so all is not lost & I can redeem this situation, but I cannot over train.
I cannot try the make up for lost miles, all I can do is go from where I am, build up some long runs, that probably aren’t long enough, but make the start line slightly under prepared.
That’s better than over compensating, injuring myself & not making the start line at all let alone the finish line.
I’m asking you all to get onto my Strava & absolutely hold me accountable.
If you see me not running ask me why the hell not, if you see me taking it easy, tell me I’m lazy & beast me back into shape.
Not every marathon training cycle goes to plan & you have to deal with all these unexpected issues, but if you’re struggling along ask for help too.
If you’re struggling too, don’t do it alone.