I missed a run. A long run. It was only 8 miles. And I had just run 8 miles the day before. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I had run every run up to that point. Now I’ve missed one. Do I try to fit it in at some point this week? Do I just try to forget about it? It’s only week 7 of marathon training. It won’t kill me if I don’t run it.
Urgh. So frustrating. But, that is what I get for not getting up early and running in the morning. (Which, of course, I haven’t done today either – I’m sitting on the computer, after a sleep in, with a ladder workout looming over my head for this afternoon.)
So, in order to make myself feel better, let’s write a list on why it doesn’t matter too much about missing this one run:
- It is only week 7. I still have 11 weeks of training left (!!)
- I didn’t do nothing. I did go surf instead of running…. So, maybe cross training?
- I had just run 8 miles the day before.
- It was only an 8 mile long run – not in the double digits (like my last long run of 12).
I think that’s a pretty good list. Thank you, my dear training blog, now I don’t feel quite so bad. Maybe I can add in a few extra warm up and cool down miles this week to get back some mileage, but I won’t get too upset if I don’t fit them in.
One thing I am planning on today is trying to join the gym. I realized that if I had a gym membership I would have gone at 8pm to get in my run on a treadmill. Then I wouldn’t of had to write this post and write lists about not feeling bad.