Ooooff. I missed all of my maintenance runs last week and decided to go for it on the distance anyway yesterday. Not my best idea. I am hurting today. Can’t wait to get these kids back in school so I have a more consistent schedule for these last 2 months.
The main thing I have heard is if you miss a run, move on and continue the plan as is. I also recall that the most important run is the long run. If you are going to miss a run, try not to miss the long one.
I have been preparing for a half marathon that is happening in 12 days. My mileage is up to around 8.5 miles on Saturdays and 9 miles on Sundays. I have been in that range for the past 3 weeks.
I am running about 270 minutes a week right now. It is crazy to think that those 270 minutes will ramp up to 400 minutes for Marathon weekend.
Tried a mini Dopey simulation, with a 10k yesterday and a 17-miler today. I bonked today around 10 miles, so maybe I should have done a short run yesterday to try and make it through the full 17 today. I still finished 14.4, but lots of walking the last 3-4 miles. To be fair I’ve had a nasty cold and I was debating all night in my head whether I should still try the long run. I decided to just go for it. At least I got to try out my new GKTW jersey on a long run.
I got my 10 miles in today, but it wasn’t great. I had missed my long run 2 weeks in a row. I had a horrible sinus infection 2 weeks ago, it was the most sick I had been since 2019! Then last weekend we were on the Disney Dream. I had to walk the last 2 miles. One more long run next weekend & then a short run before W&D. Just really hoping for cooler temps for the race.
Your confidence for the upcoming half marathon is well-earned, and I say, why not consider that full marathon in 2023? It’s a big goal, but it sounds like you’re up for the challenge.
I remember when I decided to take on a full marathon for the first time. It was both exhilarating and nerve-wracking, but the journey and the sense of achievement were absolutely worth it. Disney or your hometown, either way, it’s bound to be an incredible experience.
If you ever want more workout tips or nutrition advice along the way, don’t forget to check out hitsona.com. They’ve got some great resources that could come in handy for your training.