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'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.