Friday, January 26, 2007

It's Not Magic

I do this all the time. I think that well, I could run 10 miles like 4 weeks ago, so why shouldn't I be able to do 9 miles it now.

Cause you haven't run for 2 weeks that's why.

We went 5.5 miles yesterday instead of the 9 miles that is on the marathon training schedule. I'm not thilled that I didn't get through the 9...but on the other hand, I'm thrilled that I am using this time in my running career to listen to my body because I really don't HAVE to run that 9 miles. Over the summer there isn't much freedom in running what you want and where you want and the speed you want because you are knee deep in marathon training (by you I mean me....maybe I should be using 'one' where 'one' is a marathon runner....anyways).

Other interests about the run, it wasn't super cold out only about 18F....but I didn't wear the one up level of warmth in my running clothes. I should have opted for my tights and this warmer jacket that I have just for a higher comfort level. We also got stopped by every freakin' light in the city. blah. Oh well. We had a great time chatting and laughing and....well I don't was just one of those, "Well shit we aren't going to make the 9 miles, but....oh well. Let's just do what we can and head home."

We have also decided to just do the 1/2 marathon in Sarasota and treat is as a long run that my mom can watch :-) I don't think we'll be going for any PRs in the half because we had such a great race in Indy last year, which we were really prepared for and so were able to get the time low. I guess I would like to be around 2 hours for the 1/2....that's the idea anyways. From now until then, I'm just going to keep enjoying the running and getting through what I can. There should be some icy rain tonight....which of course is awesome.

I'm going to try and do 6 tonight and then maybe 10-12 on Sunday.



Laurie said...

Smart to do what you can and not fret over it.

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

The weather looks nice outside.  I'll bet today's run will be a lot better.

LeahC said...

...but there wasn't anything wrong with the run yesterday....just slow and steady (and short...which I looove these days) :-)

Firefly's Running said...

Great decision, Leah. Your body knows better and I should know. It's best to enjoy the run than to not do them at all.

Theoutofshapeguy said...

The half? really?? are you certain? Ok i'm just being an ass. You kids will do great no matter which you do.

Josh said...

Great decision! I'm thinking of doing the same in OKC. Right now, I'd rather enjoy myself than be caught knee deep in training.

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Are you running outside today?  It's all kinds of crummy outside.

Did you guys ever join a gym?

The gym is where I'm headed, once I'm motivated to step outside.

Good luck getting into the swing of things.

SRR said...

Yeah I am surprised too that you backed it to the half. But sounds like it's for the best. :-)