I’ve been adding posts about my Alaska trip to my running cruise page. You can find the posts HERE on the bottom of the page.
I didn’t do much running last week. 19.46 miles to be exact.
Five miles on Monday wearing new Oiselle shorts. My favorite shorts and I have about 15 pairs.
On Wednesday I did a speed workout (1M Warm Up; 12×1 min @95% effort w/1 min jog rest; and 1M Cool Down). It was easier than expected and I was actually smiling throughout the run.
A friend of mine posted on Instagram her mileage for July and mentioned that her race was in 5 weeks. She is doing the 50k while I do the marathon. THAT COMPLETELY FREAKED ME OUT! I don’t feel ready. I don’t remember feeling like this last year and my training was MORE intense.
Saturday’s 4 mile run went well. I saw my former coach and I mentioned how I had been feeling (not motivated, no longer want to do marathon, and how I don’t want to run anymore). I told her that I had 16 miles on Sunday and was going to see how I did/felt before making a decision on whether or not to run the marathon. Well, Sunday came and I managed to run 6 miles. There is no way I would feel ready in 4 weeks. I was feeling so many emotions but the two that topped the list were FAILURE and EMBARRASSMENT. I also felt like a fool and a loser. Here I am going on and on about training for a marathon and hoping to eventually get a BQ, etc, etc., and I am already quitting. Who does that?
No marathon for me next month. I still want to run the Boston Marathon but for now will focus on strength training and swimming. I still plan to run but just for fun. I signed up to run the Run Mag Mile (10k for me) on September 9 and the Chicago Half Marathon and 5k (5k for me) on September 24.
I saw this deer on Sunday morning and it made me smile.
I got these new Brooks Launch 3.
And two pairs of the Launch 4. I know, I have a problem, and need an intervention. Help!
Linking up with Marcia, Patti, and Erika for Tuesdays on the Run.