Today I should be talking about picking up the speedwork to go for a PR at the Army 10 miler. However, based on a lot of stuff that’s going on + my major lack of mileage at this point, I’m feeling really “meh” about the race. So “meh” in fact that a DNS is pretty likely. (Why can’t I remember how crazy my Octobers always are? And that I don’t enjoy any part of the Army 10 other than the running?) There’s still a chance I’ll run, but it’ll be a last minute game change.
So, what am I doing instead? Well, remember that crazy idea of running 5 half marathons in 5 states? When I first threw the idea out there, I really didn’t think it was going to happen. I mean, it’s the week before spring break, it’s a long ways away, tickets were expensive, I didn’t think Beer Geek would be on board…
But the pieces are slowly falling into place. We’ve got kid coverage. We’ve got hotels booked. I’m *this close* to pulling the trigger on our tickets. I’ll register for the races before the price goes up on October 31 if I’ve bought tickets by then. And to say my husband is on board, well, that’s kind of an understatement. I think at this point he’d want to go even if I wasn’t running LOL.
That means it’s time to start working on the weak link. And what is that? My running.
15 miles per WEEK is not going to get me through a week with more than 65 miles. Looks like it’s time to sit down with the calendar and write a plan. Guess I need to add a goal to the four I mentioned last week (that I’m doing well with, by the way.)
5. Start slowly increasing mileage – running 3-5 miles at a time is not going to make for a happy half, much less five of them.
Hopefully my brain isn’t making promises my body can’t keep!