Oh, the best laid plans of mice and men. Today I slipped off a kerb 2 miles into my miserable slog of a run and wrenched my ankle. At the time it felt okay (I ran another 4 miles on it), but it's now a delightful shade of blue and doesn't bend past 45 degrees. Sensible part of brain knows this week's mileage will take a hit. A much larger part of brain is currently shrieking "MY TRAINING PLAN DOESN'T HAVE ROOM FOR THIS!"
December was already a washout of a month, thanks to everyone I know having a baby or a birthday party - or sometimes both - I kept running when I could, to keep my fitness up, but couldn't ramp up my long run distance like I wanted/needed to. And now this! My chances of completing the marathon grow ever more distant.
'Scuse the negativity from a stranger. Needed to vent somewhere, and better at you poor sods than my loved ones who already have to listen to enough of my whining.
Marshy2: I'm also following an Asics plan, 4 times a week and up to 4.5 miles at present - I'm just considerably slower than you! I'm not sure I have any advice as this is my first marathon too. But best of luck!
4.5 miles on my usual route tonight. Still plagued by fear that I started training too late, training for a marathon in 5.5 months is impossible and I'm going to be one of those idiots who didn't prepare properly and ends up DNFing. Not much I can do about it though, apart from keep chugging along. On the plus side, not too long ago running 4.5 miles and feeling like I could have kept going would have seemed impossible, so at least I'm improving!
Might need to work out some kind of headphone situation, though (earphones don't stay in my ears, but there must be something I can find) - bejaysus, North London suburbia is boring of an evening.
Afternoon, all! Don't mind me, just barging my way in here...
I'm possibly, maybe, doing Brighton 2015. I registered while drunk, and then spent the next 6 months in denial (and mostly in the pub).
As a result I'm woefully undertrained and doubt I'll be in a state to actually run Brighton. But guilt at taking a place that someone else could have had has motivated me to at least TRY training for the bloody thing. So I'm following a training plan as if I'm going to run it, and I'll assess next spring whether that's actually feasible and defer/abandon if necessary.
If not, there's always 2016!
Yesterday's trot was an uninspiring 5 miles round an industrial estate. Today's 3-miler looks wet, but at least I'll have some nicer scenery.
Been mooching for a while and thought it rude not to say hi.
Started running last Feb (ye gods, has it really been that long?) but haven't actually improved in all that time! In fact I've steadfastly refused to run any further than 3 miles, which wouldn't be SUCH a problem except I haven't even gotten any faster over that distance and I still get overtaken by walkers. Or the odd toddler. Or a tortoise.
So 2014 is time to put the big girl panties on I'd like to run Frankfurt marathon eventually (probably not this year...or even next!) which means running a tiiiiny bit further than I'm used to.
So hi all, and if you see me posting about running 3 miles please prod me with sticks!!