Christy posts her marathon training weekly on Tuesdays, so I'm taking her lead, since I think I need something to hold me accountable, while also keeping me motivated to stick to my plan. And to be honest, I've been terrible about sticking to the plan.
I'm following a combination of Run Less, Run Faster (the Runner's World book) and this plan from Running in the Family. Now that I'm onto week four, I realized how much I need to kick it into high gear. The weather over the weekend was really miserable, and when I set out to do 10 miles on Sunday morning, I only made it through a little over 4. My legs felt so heavy, and I was sweating more than I've ever sweat from running.
I've only missed one workout to date, but I didn't do 7 of the 20 miles I was supposed to put in last week. I know that it's early on, and last week's extenuating circumstances had my body all out of whack. I guess I just need to let it go, and move forward a.k.a. making sure I stick to my plan better.
Anyone else really hard on themselves with training? Is it better to tack on extra miles this week to make up for last week's? I guess I just need some reassurance and advice from some runner friends who are experienced marathoners.