last half marathon in all honesty. For the last one, I had been consistently training and exercising for nearly a year and a half leading up to the race. This go round, I just started back to exercising at 5 months postpartum this past January.
The first week of training involved a whole lot of frustration and self talk.... I have lofty goals of being a fierce competitor and completing this race faster than I did my last half. And while I've kept consistent, my training has not gone 100% to plan the last 12 weeks and I have rode the struggle bus often! I had to have a heart to heart with myself and where I'm at in my training. I don't know that it's realistic for me to think that I can beat my last time. (It was a really great run!) .... BUT, it came down to, "Do I still run the race, even I can't?"
Obviously, I've decided to still run, but I don't know what kind of emotions will hit me race day when I look at the time as I cross that finish line.
|Race 13.1 May 2014|