Only two weeks to go and what should be my taper weeks are actually going to be big push weeks for me. Being sick for two straight weeks and not being able to run at all has put me so far behind in my training (like ridiculously).
Instead, I'm going to get a long run (or two) in on the Easter weekend (fun!) and a few longer-ish runs in during the week this week.
I know it's not ideal, but I need to get my body close to running that distance or I'm going to be swept up by the course sweepers (my biggest fear). I'm hoping to get closer to 11 miles at some point but I'm thinking it'll be more around the 10 mile mark.
In this case a Tiffany necklace handed out by a firefighter in a tuxedo!
I did get out for a run on Saturday. Just 4k, but more to get the legs moving. They felt like cement. Then, when I was planning on doing a long run on Sunday, I must have slept funny and pinched something in my neck/back. I could barely turn my head to the left. Grocery shopping was a ton of fun in that condition.
Training for this has really made me rethink long distances and spring races. I think, for now, I might settle on a spring 5k, do a June 1/2 and then a fall 1/2. Winter running and I just don't get along.
Have you ever run a long distance race that you didn't feel ready for? This kind of brings me back to my only other 1/2 marathon back in October.
I'm hoping I can pull this off!
Keep your fingers crossed for me!