I’ve been faced with a hard situation: Should I run in the Oakland Marathon or defer it?
I haven’t trained in the last two (nearly three) weeks. I know my ankle is capable of some short distances and I’ve been wanting to go out and train.
Except then I got sick with some funky cold thing. Like, stuffy-head-stuffy-nose-congested-throat-sore-throat-hacking-up-a-lung funky cold.
I am just now getting over it. According to my training, I’ve definitely missed Weeks 4 and 5. Week 6 starts up on Monday. Week 7 requires a 12-mile run which I know I wouldn’t be able to handle.
So… I have until March 4 (or somewhere around there) to defer my registration for the 2014 Oakland Marathon. My question is, should I continue training with an altered plan and attempt the race, or should I defer my race and then train for something else?
This would only be my second time doing a marathon, if that means anything.