I've been very non-committal about racing this year and even more so, if possible, about racing in 2014.
Don't get me wrong - I'm going to go out there and run. I'm going to sign up for some events. I'm even hoping to do my first triathlon. However, when it comes to saying that I want to PR in a certain distance or tackle a particular race, I haven't been feeling it.
I think part of it is fear - not being able to do it, being disappointed, getting hurt. I think part of it is being "burned out" after a full year of training in 2013. And, the other part, is how much time I want to give up. I did more longer races than I anticipated in 2013, and it added up to quite a few hours away from my family - not including the training, traveling and post-long run naps.
With a half marathon in Athens, Ohio, 13 weeks away (with Twitter BFF Alyse), I need to decide what I want to do. I have been logging long runs with the group, and I could continue that and fill in the week. This approach would be known as "winging it," and I'm pretty happy that I'm in a place where I could "wing" 13.1 miles. But ... I could fly. I could follow a plan. I could put in some effort. I could see what I have.
Or, I could sit at Starbucks and drink another Awake tea latte while I think about running.
The week, in training:
Monday: 30 minutes on elliptical + 2.25-mile run
Tuesday: 3-mile run + 30 minutes on indoor bike trainer
Wednesday: 5-mile run + Bodypump
Friday: 4.68-mile run
Saturday: Bodypump + 13.1 miles on indoor trainer
Sunday: 7-mile run (SNOWY)
Shameless plug: I entered the ZOOMA contest to win a trip for me + a blog reader (!!!) to run the women's race series event in Napa. I very much need running and wine right now so I'd appreciate your vote! Go HERE.