Oh hey blogosphere, remember me? Doubtful because I haven’t posted in a bagillion years! So what has been going on with me that has kept me away? Well. Stuff.
Marathon training is still going, but not going as well as I would like. If you haven’t heard, winter in New England has sucked a big one. Boston has had record snow falls and we’ve been up to our teeth in snow banks until recently (jk, they’re still here.. just downgraded from giant to baby giant thanks to some sunny days). Training in that hasn’t been much fun. The streets up near where I live are narrow enough as it is without igloos lining the roads which makes running extra treacherous since dodging cars is not my strong suit.
Despite the snow, I’ve still had a few decent long runs (got up to 15 miles) but my weekday running has been lacking at best. Oh also, all of my freaking races were just straight up canceled. February half marathon? Rescheduled and then completely canceled. 20 miler? Straight up canceled. I have another half marathon scheduled for this weekend, but that brings me to another fun fact…
I just got my wisdom teeth out! Normally my face isn’t that bulbous. Of course, I am no normal person so recovery has been stupid. My dentist highly recommends not running a half marathon this weekend so I’m going to abide by his wishes, especially since I’m still bleeding every day. Sigh.
Anyway, all hope is not yet lost. I plan on getting back on that galloping horse next week and try to get in an 18 miler and a 20 miler before I start to taper (it seems silly to taper considering how little I’ve been doing). I know that the marathon won’t be super enjoyable due to my lack of training, but I also feel confident that I can complete it far under the course required 7 hours (I’m shooting for 5).
Since I know that this marathon will not quite live up to my standards of a great race, I entered the lottery for the Chicago marathon today. My reasoning behind this is such: I don’t hear back until after my April marathon so if I completely die and never want to try for a marathon again, I wouldn’t have stupidly already dropped close to $200 on something that I won’t complete. If I finish the marathon and feel like I could do better in the fall, then there we go. Win win. If I get in that is. If I don’t then I’ll just wait til next year to sign up for a new one.
Positive thinking, yah!