I started my marathon training 5 weeks ago but due to kids and work (and a bit of lazyness), I haven't been able to stick to it like I had planned.
So, after a huge kick up the butt I made the decision to get out no matter what, even if it meant running on a treadmill in the middle of the night. So, I got out, ran 15 miles on a weekend, and successfully completed speed training, and a few easy runs. I also ran the Blackpool Half marathon.
All was fine until I came down with the flu!! I tried to recover for three days, then I went out and did some hill training. The day after I felt even worse!! Actually I feel terrible. I realise I probably haven't given myself enough time to recover and I plan to have the rest of the week off but......
How much will this effect my training? I still have 12 weeks left until my marathon (the edinburgh).
I have a constant feeling of failure in my gutt. My brain tells me to get out and run, my body say 'nooooo'. I feel I am having a battle with myself about it.
I look at my training schedule and want to scream!! All those miles I should be running!!
Should I give up? Its so much easier to give up!!
Can anyone help me with my personal battle please.