Training Goals – Revised
Training Goals – Revised

Training Goals – Revised

Goals – 3/15 – 3/21 – Revised

Monday: rest

Tuesday: run with the Ambitious One & Running Stories – I did 4.5 miles & have determined that the rest of the week needs to change up a bit.

Wednesday: swim + weights

Thursday: bike to work + swim

Friday: yoga + trainer

Saturday: rest/walk

Sunday: Short, easy run – 3-5 miles

Goal: 2 runs, 1 weight,2 swim, 2 bike + 1 yoga = 8

The foot is ANGRY, but I think I have a potential solution. (Thanks Jen, for your google research.) I am taking four days off from running/foot treatment and hope that my foot feels MUCH better by Sunday, so that I can jump back into marathon training next week. My friends have assured me that taking this week easy & jumping back in with 6 weeks to go is not going to be a problem. I just feel that I was trying to do everything right this time, and that my marathon training is cursed! I already run lower training mileage than a lot of the crazy impressive athletes that I know, and just don’t want to have a marathon like the last one (although the part where I finished was good).

SO – in other words, I’m having a lot of self-doubt, self-recrimination, and negative self-talk. I’m sure I’ll get over it soon, but it’s frustrating. I’m sure I’m the only person in the whole world that’s ever had setbacks during marathon training and felt frustrated and full of despair, right? The rest of you have nothing but perfect training. All of your long runs go as planned and on pace, and you’ve never had to take any time off to nurse an injury or illness. I know it’s just me!



  1. jen

    Ya, I can’t relate at all. My training has always gone so smoothly and I’ve never had an injury. That must suck!


    You’ll be fine. This happens. You rest, you get back out there. Think positive! 🙂

  2. Alisa

    Um, hello I had bronchitis and runners knee and piriformis–I have BEEN there.

    Resting and icing is what you need to get you through to the start line. I know you’ll be fine. SO many people have setbacks during training, it’s so biggy!

  3. CilleyGirl

    Yikes, don’t mention the word KNEE around me — I don’t want to give it any ideas (although I think mine is more of a tight quad issue, not actually the knee itself).

  4. Oh yes. For sure. I’ve never expereinced any problems or stressors during trianing. Everything has gone exactly as planned all the time, every time.

    Ugh. So sorry about this foot deal. I really hope Jen’s wisdom can help get this thing figured out. Don’t stress about the marathon. Your still in awesome shape even if you don’t feel like it!

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