About now is probably the time to look back on the latest training cycle and discuss how ready I am for the half marathon this weekend.
Well. I’m not.
My summer was busy and time slipped away. This probably explains my decision to not train for a half last fall. Can’t believe I forgot how hard it is to fit in a long run when all I really want to do it sit on a patio with some Lagunitas.
However, it wasn’t all so bad. My running was pretty consistent. I managed to fake an interest in free weights once or twice a week. And I even accomplished a few long runs during the week- versus skipping them entirely.
Sure, I’ll finish and do fine. Physically I’m up for it. Mentally, I’m not quite ready. But that’s why I employ my ipod to distract such negative thoughts. Will I PR like I hoped at the beginning of training? That’s up for debate.
Conditions are forecasted to be perfect. It’s supposed to be a beautiful day for it on Sunday. A couple of my cousins are running it, too. And there are big plans for breakfast with the family and a dinner out with this girl.
Good things are going down on Sunday. I can’t complain. Even if it’s not my fastest.
But anyway, yesterday was my last run and I made it an early morning 4-miler.
Felt fabulous the entire time. Really, there’s no other way to put it. I mean… I guess there could be complaining done about the music video stations at the gym and how they should never ever include slow songs. But that seems to be a first world problem. So I won’t go there right now.
It was a great way to officially end this round of training.
Hopefully on Sunday, the next 9 will go just as easily.
In the meantime?
Loading up on protein and carbs.
Putting up my feet the next two days.
Maybe enjoying a movie or two.
This is the easy part of training. Holla’.
Happy weekend, ya’ll.
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