In the middle of peak training for my next full marathon, I was sent on a 9 day work trip, backed up to a planned vacation in San Francisio. I’m not talking a normal work trip or conference with 8 hours of work and a dinner . I’m taking 13+ hour days, lugging around a massive, irreplaceable soccer trophy, with hours upon hours on your feet.
From San Fran, to Phoenix, to Los Angeles, all in 11 days, I did my best to stay on track, but in fell behind. It was impossible to get my 20 mile run in.
It feels like all the long runs and training time has been wasted.
They are not – I have to say it over and over.
It is not my last race. I’ve learned a lot.
I’m doing the right thing for my body and mind.
So on April 30, I’ll be running the Kentucky Derby HALF marathon.
If you are training and face a hiccup in your plan – a trip, an injury, illness – do what you feel is right. There is NOTHING wrong with changing your plan.