living in the now

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

No long run

This up and down week of feeling bad, feeling good, feeling bad, and so on ended on a low note today. I skipped my long run this weekend. I woke up yesterday feeling bad and decided to go ahead and move it a day. After shaking things off in the morning and running 4 miles yesterday I felt pretty good. Then when I woke up around 5:30 this morning, I knew there was no way I could run 16 miles today. Perhaps I could run something later in the day to not feel so bad about skipping my long run. Perhaps enough to go ahead and get to 100 miles for the month and pass 20 miles for the week. But no ... it was not meant to be.

I'm not going to get too worked up about it. There are still 11 weeks to go to the Richmond Marathon. Marathon training is long for a reason -- I have no problem with missing a long run or two along the way. I am a little frustrated that last weekend was so great and I didn't get to follow that up this week, but I was not about to jeopardize my long-term health to force a long run today.

So now, I have to put this behind me and move on. I have to pick back up, move my 16 miles a week and just keep going.