This probably isn’t going to be a very happy post, just a forewarning.
I’m frustrated. Sad. Depressed. Annoyed. Etc.
Things are getting better with my quad/knee, but it’s taking quite a bit of time. I’m still not 100% and the NYC Marathon is a little over 5 weeks away.
• I ran 15 miles on August 31st. That was my longest training run and it was almost 4 weeks ago now.
• I’ve been recovering the whole month of September and I’ve run a total of 5 times. Anywhere from 1 mile to 10 miles.
• I ran 10 miles this past Sunday and my leg felt great, it felt about 95% the whole run.
• I’ve been going to physical therapy twice a week.
This week hasn’t been the greatest. My leg feels okay, but I feel like it regressed a bit after running those 10 miles. I don’t regret running those 10 miles, I needed to do them. At that point, I needed to know where I was.
I either take the risk and run long and hope for the best or keep not running and definitely not run the NYCM.
This injury is really fucking with me. I feel so up and down about it all the time. I have no idea what to do. I knew immediately to throw my goal of sub 4 out the window and I was fine with just finishing this damn race, but now at this point, I don’t even know if that’s possible. To say the least, it’s depressing.
I know it’s just a race, but for those who don’t know, this is the 3rd New York City Marathon in a row that I am unable to run. 2012, canceled. 2013, stress fracture. And now, 2014, who the fuck knows. Maybe I can still run, but I’m having a very hard time staying positive.
And to make things worse, I’m getting sick. The plan was/is to try and run 14 miles this weekend, but I have no idea how my leg is going to feel or if I’m going to be down and out with a severe cold.
I’m going up to NH tonight for a wedding this weekend, so I’m probably going to attempt those 14 miles tomorrow. My leg feels bad today, maybe because of the weather? Honestly though, I feel like these 14 miles are going to be a make it break it thing, since I’m kind of running out of time.
My training plan is sad and it kills me to look at it. 🙁
PS. My schedule here is a mess and a mix of the old plan vs. the maybe future plan. It’s definitely not what I’m going to be running at all, so just ignore it.