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Having a rough workout or two isn’t the end of the world.
Having a rough day out on the roads is something that comes along with pushing your limits in training. While bad workouts are never something a runner looks forward to, they can be especially crippling in the final six weeks of training when you want to feel good and need the positive momentum. This is especially true for a daunting race like the marathon, which leaves you in a state of perpetual fatigue and irritability from training and, no matter how many times you’ve run one, is an intimidating distance to contemplate.
Over the following pages we’ll look at why having a rough workout or two in the middle of a marathon training block is OK, and also outline some specific strategies you can follow to bounce back quickly.