Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Falling behind, and freaking out

The Jewish Holidays are upon us in full swing. That means that I was out of commission yesterday, immersed in fasting and prayer. That also means that the next TWO weekends are shot from a running perspective - since the Jewish Holidays fall out on Saturday and Sunday.

I was supposed to do the NYC Marathon Tune-up, an organized 18 mile training run. I had to cancel because I felt this cold coming on. I am now in the full throes of this cold - which is definitely going to impact my mileage this week.

I'm starting to get nervous about the NYC Marathon - given that I had really planned to get in at least one or two more long runs before race day. Between pressure at work, the holidays, and now this cold - I'm just not seeing it all happen.

1 comment:

Ansky said...

That's why I decided not to run a fall marathon. I didn't want to freak out about it. Make sure you get your mid-week runs in to keep up the fitness and get one more 20 miler in on October 18. Then it's taper time for NYC. NYC will then serve as your last long training run for Philly.

Keep in mind also that for NYC you are running to help someone else accomplish a goal. If you don't think you can do that, make sure you Achilles know so they can find another guide.