Yep, weekly total…Sad, Sad Strides
Wonder where I’ve been the last week? Let me share a little remake of a song to explain:
It’s been one week since you sneezed on me,
Gave me strep throat and sip on my green tea.
Five days since I got the flu,
Fever after fever and chronic fatigue too.
Three days since I got to run,
Watching Boston training go, and realize there’s been none.
Yesterday the fever’s gone,
But it will be two weeks before I finally get a good run.
Yep, the hazmat suit didn’t work and my week looked a lot like this:
Back in December, when I got the famed, 100 days until Boston email I was all gung ho, printed out my training plan (who am I?), stocked up on Nuun and energy gels and was ready to rock it from here to April.
I had my hopes pinned on this….
Instead, it’s been set back after set back after setback. Hurt feet, onslaught of flu viruses, sick kids, sick me, etc. Instead of sipping electrolytes to hydrate before, during or after long runs – I’m pounding it to stay hydrated from relentless fevers. My long run weekends have capped out at 14. And I have 7 weeks until the race.
I think it’s time for me to officially say goodbye to my 3:20-something goal to ring in my 32nd birthday.
So I need your advice.
How do I get back on track?
How do I adjust marathon training when I know my body’s nowhere near 100%?
Can I get from a 14 mile base to marathon ready in 7 weeks?