I realize I haven’t written much about my marathon training lately, but there’s a reason for that: my marathon training has gone to the crapper. Seriously.
See, my thoughts were that I could double the length of my marathon training thus taking twice the time to build up my mileage. I thought my knees would be able to handle it, but I quickly learned that my left knee refuses to go farther than six miles—and that’s pushing it. Five miles is barely comfortable.
And I’m thankful for five miles! But something in the back of my mind tells me that I’m not a real runner unless I’m training for a big race. So I try to be upbeat, but I’m sad that the marathon this fall is iffy. In the meantime, I’m still running a few times a week, and I have three races on my schedule for this summer—2 5Ks and 1 10K. I’ve been able to do some speedier short runs, so maybe I can break my PR for the shorties next month.
I considered doing a sprint triathlon in July, but it’s in Texas, and I don’t think our budget can handle the registration, travel, and equipment costs right now. Besides that, I’m a horrible swimmer.
So that’s what’s going on with me, and that’s why I haven’t been writing about it. I’ll keep you posted on my upcoming races. Pray for a PR!