Any advice welcome... I'm not sure what I should do.. I've a place in the Snowdonia marathon for 27th October, and keep getting sick! I've had a chest infection that knocked me out for a couple of weeks and lost me two long runs and a tendon problem that knocked another one out.
Longest run was 13 miles on Saturday and I'm not that far off schedule in reality, biggest problem is that I'm soooo very tired and each long run is a major struggle - I just feel as though I was OK that day it would be much easier, 12 miler was a nightmare, nearly gave up at three as felt so dreadful, 13 miler had to virtually walk the last two miles in due to stomach pains!
Is this normal? Or have I just been overtraining and am not up to this amount yet and my body's telling me I'm just being damn stupid?
Should postpone this until next year, and look for another one in April next year and build up much more slowly?
or .. should I expect it to be like this, and buckle down for the next 9 weeks!!! I'm using the Universal FIRST plan which seems to be good - three times a week feels ok with the lots of cross training.
Sorry if this seems like a moan - one minute I'm beating myself up for being wimpy and forcing myself to get on with it, followed by a minute later of "what are you doing to yourself - there's always another race". What's people experiences of their first marathon training??