Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Needing advice.

I'm bummed.  Real bummed!

And I need some advice!

I've been ridiculously sick the last few days.  I was going to push through yesterday and run my scheduled 2-3 miles, but I just wasn't feeling up to it.

I missed last weeks 9 mile run.  I opted to repeat my week of running this week.  

Only.  I feel like crizap and don't wanna run.

Today I have absolutely NO VOICE.  It is seriously gone.

So that brings me to my dilemma.

I'm afraid I'm going to fall too far behind for January.
I've been hit and miss on the runs I've been able to do the last little bit.

So here's what my running schedule was SUPPOSED to look like for December:

Because I was sick I didn't do the 9 miles on the 7th.  My last long run was on the 30th of November.  I went 9 miles in 1:44 that day.

Here's what my ideal schedule looks like heading into January:

As you can see I have very little wiggle room before the 19th when the 1/2 is.
So now I have to decide what to do!
If I skip another long run this week....that would be bad, right?
So do I run while I'm sick?
Do I just go as far as I can?
Do I throw the whole schedule out and just push myself the best I can?

How far was your longest run before running a 1/2 marathon?

More than anything, I want to finish the 1/2 feeling strong.
NOT feeling like I had to crawl across the finish line.

Please!  Any advice you have, I need!  I'm down and out today...worried I won't successfully be ready for my 1/2 in just over a month.


  1. Alisha, don't worry!!! Our Half's are on the same weekend and I went from my longest run of 8.75 to 11.8 on Sunday because I run/walked. I sure didn't set and land speed records but I got the confidence of getting the distance in. You've done the distance (and then some, Miss Marathon!). You can do it and you know we'll all be running it with you!!! Hope you get your voice back soon! Love you!

  2. I would take this week off. You have at least three weekends left after this week of longer runs. You need to be strong and running while sick might make you worse. Hope you feel better soon!


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