I love to plan. I love to do lists. Making training plans for races makes me giddy. But lately my to do list has looked more like this:
Thanks to my recent IT band problems my training plan has been collecting some serious dust. This has left me so bummed and kind of weepy.
So this weekend I put together a new plan. Since I’m working in a six week time frame (can you believe April 10th is 6 weeks away?!) my goals obviously have to be adjusted or else I’ll end up hurt again. I’m trying to keep this from adding more “bummed and weepy” to my life but tacking 10-12 minutes onto my expected finish time is a little hard to swallow (though totally expected when I was only able to run 5.5 miles in the month of February).
Looking back, when I registered for the GW Parkway Classic I said “I really want my training for this race to be fun and I don’t want to get hung up on making sure I cover every single mile” and I’m trying to stand by that. The race is on a gorgeous course and running a little slower will give me more time to enjoy it. No matter what I do to prepare in the next six weeks, I’ll feel like I could have done more but at least I know I’ll be there enjoying my first 10 miler. There will be more, I’m sure of that. 🙂