I would love to tell you that my training for the NYC Half-Marathon has been stellar. I would love to tell you that it is going perfectly and I am right on track to have a great race. I would love to tell you all these wonderful training runs I had on the treadmill, in the cold, on the snow and ice, but I can’t. To tell you these things would be an outright lie.
Honestly, in addition to an annoying pain in my knee (checked by an orthopedist, nothing to report), I have been sick the past two weeks. Last weekend I was running a fever and basically felt like I was hit by a truck, I was convinced I had the flu. My flu test was negative, nonetheless this virus kicked my butt. Finally feeling better, I was all set to head to the gym on Sunday, but woke up early Sunday morning violently ill. I will spare you the details, only to say I had a terrible stomach virus.
I have managed some yoga, kettlebells, spinning and ab workouts in between being sick, but running has not happened. I am confident I will pick up my training this week and since I have no goals for the NYC Half, I am sure I will finish without any PRs, but I will finish.
What I have learned from the past few weeks?? I will never train for an early Spring race as long as I live in NY. From battling the cold, snow, ice and illnesses that have plagued me since the beginning of 2014, I am not ready to train for another race in early Spring ever again.
Here’s to hoping that the second half of my training will go perfectly!
How do you deal with running set backs?