Tuesday, August 12, 2008

One week until the kids head to school...

Wow, we are barreling toward school, aren't we? We can't let these changes in scheduling derail our goals and undercut our motivation. It just means we have to get more creative and firm up our resolve. I feel that little devil of complacency and failure nipping at my heels too, but there's no way he's going to get his teeth into me...or you.

32 days until the 1/2M. WOW. I just have time for three longer runs scheduled for 7, 9 and 11 miles, short of the 14 I had originally planned on pre-injury. My two other runs each week are limited to 30 minutes, which I find really short, but Jake swears it's fine. I know better now then to second-guess. I'll continue to do some elliptical and swimming to keep up the cardio.

In terms of the distance, I'm not really concerned about finishing eventually but it would be nice to have some experience finding my optimum pacing and working out the mental issues of it all.

I have my eye on just one more 1/2M this fall - either the Roanoke Half Marathon on November 22 or the SunTrust Richmond one on November 15. I have a neighbor and friend doing the full marathon in Richmond so that could be kind of fun to join in for the half. JRP suggested some downtime after that to just run for fun. Sounds good for winter!