The Training Plan That Wasn’t…
Remember back in January when I picked out a training plan for my upcoming half marathon? Then the universe said LOL and the next few months did not go according to ANY plan, training or otherwise.
January brought 22 days of travel for work and volunteer obligations, a sinus infection, and bed bugs.
February brought more travel and sub-zero temperatures. Without regular access to a treadmill, I was stuck inside.
In March came 18 days of travel, another sinus infection, and a kidney infection that turned to be e.coli (!!). I actually put a lot of miles in, but most were walking while traveling (I averaged 5-8 miles per day while in New Orleans).
In summary, I haven’t had a single week where I got all the runs on my training plan in. Oops. With that said, most weeks haven’t been a total fail and I know I can finish 13.1 miles – it’s just a matter of being able to finish in the time I want.
April finally brings warmer temperatures, and with it, the HIGH levels of pollen everywhere. April is also the month that some big miles need to happen, come hell or high water. If I can get a few good long runs in, I’ll feel much better about May 3. Right now, I’m not sure I’ll realistically be able to make my goal 🙁 Right now the plan is to stick with Coach Jeff and Chelsea for the first 12 miles or so and make them keep me on track.
Soooooooo if we could actually have some decent weather and I could not get sick or have my allergies make my head explode, that would be stellar. KTHXBAI.
What are your best tips and tricks for salvaging a disaster of a training plan? Comment below!
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