I know you know that I have been so quiet because last week went bad, very bad.I failed once more at waking up for early runs and was able to complete only one run after work. I did finish my long run, but still only 10 miles.  

 According to my group run training schedule my long run should be at 14 to 16 by now, oh boy!

Planning for success this week and taking it very seriously this time, since there is less than 3 months left to the New York City Marathon! I’m so excited! (and scared and nervous)

I have to be realistic now, I’m going to have to work with what I have and not try to create this crazy ideals in my head that I’m not going to live up to. Some of the lovely people that comment on my posts have told me that is not about the amount of runs, but the quality of runs. So I’m not going crazy planning extra runs that I can’t complete, I’m just going to run when I can but give it my best. Right now my schedule looks like this:

Monday: 4 miles, Tuesday: 4 miles, Wednesday: Rest, Thursday: Rest, Friday: Rest, Saturday: 12 miles, Sunday: Rest

Lots of rest days, but those are the days that I work all day. We all know that I’m not going to wake up to run before work and I don’t get home until 11pm so… I’m just going to turn my lemons into lemonade. I will focus on improving my time, rather than getting more runs in, or longer mileage. Hopefully starting next week I’ll have Wednesdays free to add another run, but for this week that’s all can give. Better than nothing right?

I’m looking forward to next Monday when I know I’ll be able to say “Mission accomplished!” I mean it’s only 3 runs, I better rock them!

5 thoughts on “#MarathonMonday

  1. Hi Andrea,

    You’re right that it is better than nothing, and quality over quantity. All good.
    Be flexible and keep running. There is a reason thou to have time on your feet. The marathon is an endurance sport.

    And the training amounts to conditioning your body. And NYC Marathon has quite a few bridges. Hill work would be useful.

    Best Wishes.


  2. You sound like you’re working very long days if you don’t get home until gone 11pm and are back early in the morning. Even the best in the world would find it hard to train under those circumstances. Hope it goes well for you this week. Being realistic about what is achievable is a good place to start. Good luck!

  3. Good luck! I believe in you. Sometimes we just have off days or weeks in our training. But you can do this. I look forward to hearing of your accomplishments next Monday.

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