It has been a rough couple of weeks of half marathon training. Last week, both of my kids were sick and miserable. I managed to still get in 2 runs, but they were both short runs. Sunday was supposed to be 10 miles, but it was also my sons 2nd birthday party. I had a ton to do in the morning so decided I’d go in the evening, which never happened, since, like I knew I would, I started coming down with my kids cold on Sunday afternoon.
Tuesday I managed a short run, but it was awful. I didn’t think about how much my cold would effect my running since I didn’t feel all that awful Tuesday morning when I went running. Since then, it has been all down hill and not in a good hitting a smooth stride kind of way. Yesterday I was completely and totally miserable and couldn’t get out of my own way. Today I’m feeling a little better but I still can’t breath out of my nose.
On another note, I have my new running shoes, which I love. I ran in a friends and they were like running on clouds so imagine my surprise when my non-broken-in shoes killed my feet. My calves and my hips scream every time I run in them.
I have 24 days to my half marathon and my doubt is growing. I know I can do this, I know I’m capable, but the more time goes by without training and without being able to build on my progress the more I wonder if my brain will over power my body before I cross the finish line. Here’s hoping that is not the case, and here is praying I can run tomorrow so I can get back on track.
In the meantime I’m going to have to do some tweaking of my training schedule. I was going to get to 2 miles just in time to taper the week before my race. I’m thinking since I’m going to be 2 weeks out of a long run, Sunday will be a repeat of 9 miles, getting me up to 11 before I taper. I know if I can get to 11 training on race day I can get to the 13.1. Wish me luck and good health! I really need it.