My training cycle for the Baltimore Marathon was definitely the best. Any issues I had were minor. In these first couple of weeks of Shamrock Half training, and now Cleveland Marathon training, things haven't started so well. While last week's trail race was a ton of fun, the tumble I took really left me banged up and threw off my whole week. I still have scabs and bruises.
Instead of my first run coming Monday, it came Tuesday; I was planning to do my long run of 8 miles on Saturday, but I just didn't feel up to it after I ran Thursday and Friday; I ended up just not feeling well at all Saturday, which led to waking up not feeling great Sunday; I actually debated on not running today, but after a nap I felt better and ended up doing a mid-afternoon run of 7 miles.
At the end of all this, I'm glad I pushed through it today. I'm disappointed in falling short of my planned distance today and for the week, but getting in an hour of running felt good. It was actually my first run of more than an hour in the winter in more than 2 years. Last year I didn't run anything beyond 4 miles in the winter.
I won't let some minor setbacks get me down, but I certainly hope I don't have any other weird things come my way any time soon.