Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Best Laid Plans...

The plan'd been to run the Fiesta Marathon this coming Sunday fast enough (according to me) to PR, but my plans kinda changed around November.

First, I hurt my knee during Cactus Rose, and it affected my running for over a month. So much so, that I only managed to run about 6 days in November. I'm better, but the knee is still a little tender.

Secondly, just when I seemed to be recovering, physically, I caught a cold.  I've had it for over a week, and you guessed it: it affected my running.  I've just been feeling pretty crappy. Plus, I get a little "weird" when I don't run - like I need a fix. A running fix. Nevermind that my "normal" friends think all this running IS weird - but that's another post for another time.

In the past 6 weeks I think I've run a 10 miler twice and an 18 and a 15 miler. I suppose that's enough mileage to finish the marathon, but I was really aiming for a bit more - for a 3:15ish-3:20ish finish.

I guess it's not in the cards. I cannot really complain, though. My new goal: to take it all in and enjoy. Not that I wouldn't've had fun if I was attempting to PR, but it would have just been a bit different. I think y'all know what I mean.

I'm gonna attempt to make it a "meaningful" long run by running an extra 4 miles (haven't decided if right after or right before) for an even 30 miler. I need this 30.

After this weekend, it's on to Banndera 100k and then Rocky Raccoon 100. It's starting to get real real  - real fast.


  1. We need to get together and do a long run since I am slotted to do Bandera 100k and Rocky 100 miler...and getting better myself after injury, which btw may have beem a result of Cactus.

    1. Yes, I agree. My body kinda took a beating at CR. I'd like to go out there and run the Bandera course again during the xmas break. Keep me posted if you go out there, or really even in Austin.