…And my training has fallen apart. I have many excuses (see http://www.joegirl.blogspot.com/ for a great post on excuses), but I don’t need to bore you with my feeble reasons for missing runs.
I will run in the National Capital Race Weekend in two weeks, and I will finish the half-marathon as long as none of my running parts give up on me completely, but it is really going to hurt and I am likely not going to enjoy myself very much. I ran about 19K on Sunday, and while the first half felt all right, by the last half hour I was having a very hard time keeping going. I really wanted to stop and walk the last few kilometers.
I know race day will be different, and I will take better care with nutrition and water before the race, but the fact is I just didn’t get quite enough training in, and there is nothing that I can do about that now. I’ll finish off my training program over the next two weeks with tapering. Then I will do my best to relax and enjoy the day. I will try not to worry about my time, but will just attempt to have fun with the experience of the crowds and noise and with completing my first half-marathon.