After I posted last week, I thought a lot about running & racing.
I love to be at races. The atmosphere is awesome and usually a great way to spend a morning/day/weekend.
So I was eager to continue training for Lake Placid Marathon. I thought that maybe I just needed extended rest and would be ready to then go back to knocking out some big miles.
The weather was awesome on Tuesday so I headed out in the neighborhood, I was working hard. And assumed I was running high 9s- low 10s as I headed down to the river. And then I glanced at my watch- I was running in the mid 11s. I'm okay with that number but the amount of effort that I was putting in, wasn't matching up.
I went through my meals for the past few days, how much water, or sleep trying to determine what might be the cause of my fatigue. I came up short.
I felt nearly depleted by the time I completed 4 miles.
My legs are not recovering from the longer runs quickly enough. So with that, I officially decided to switch to the half marathon. I was out injured for a while and clearly I had bitten off more than I can chew by June 9th.
Am I disappointed? Sure, but to let ya'll in on a little secret, my big goal is to complete a 50k in August. Running a full so far in advance to the 50k would force me to have incredibly high mileage (for me) for an additional 2 months. So I have signed up for a night race (marathon) outside of Boston for late July that will serve as a better stepping stone for the 50k in August. Overall my new race schedule seems a lot more realistic.
5/5/13 - Mountain Goat 10 Miler (Syracuse, NY)
6/2/13- Freihofers Run for Women 5k ( Albany, NY)
6/9/13- Lake Placid Half Marathon ( Lake Placid, NY)
7/26/13- 24 Hours Around the lake Marathon ( Sommerville, Ma)
8/24/13- Green Lakes Endurance Run 50k (Syracuse, NY)