Hi everyone,i need some advice please....i am unbelievably pissed off with myself and ive given myself a kick in the arse for it!!
i am currently "training" for the Liverpool marathon which is only 34 days away. i had been following a 12 week plan and up to 3 weeks ago was going well. I done my longest ever run of 14 miles and i felt confident of progressing.
I ended up feeling really ill and weak, went to the doctors and i had a chest infection...this totally wiped me out for two weeks, i tried one small run and couldnt breathe.
thursday gone was my first decent distance back and i done 11 miles quite easily.
yesterday my friend and i had an 18 mile run planned (in the weeks off he has done 15 and 17). Started quite well, got up to 9 miles no problem and then felt really drained like a dying iphone battery!! the worst thing was my head starting telling me i had to stop. ive always believed running is mental (literally!!) but usually fight through this. but at 12 miles yesterday i stopped. i tried to restart, done a bit and stopped again. ended up walking home quite desolate.
i have thought long and hard over why...my eating habits have been poor, i am just getting over an chest infection (i dont believe that hindered me yesterday though) and i was drinking booze for my birthday friday.
maybe it was cockiness of the thursday run but i fully expected to complete the run yesterday.
in my own head now i have decided to curb any alcohol until after the marathon, and start taking the food side of things more seriously.
but where i need help is two fold
1- is there any quick fix ways of getting me up to standard and soon (i cannot dodge the marathon, doin it for a disabled childrens charity)? i do not mind doing circuit training or extra gym work.
2- how can i mentally get past the failure of yesterday? i am still angry and upset with myself over it and feel like if i dont do it people will think "oh i knew he wouldnt".
thanks for any advice, even typing up my anger has helped a bit haha!