I'm not so much worried that I can't finish the distance as that I won't finish it in fast enough time that the roads will still be closed, water stations still stocked, etc. They are being very generous in allowing participants to go as slow as 16 min/mile I think, but I'm barely meeting that at this point - and I thought my 11 1/2 min/mile pace in the last 1/2 marathon was slow!. At least in the actual race I won't have to deal with slow-moving pedestrians on the sidewalk and traffic light delays.
|Date:||September 6th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)|| |
I can understand the frustration and tiredness, especially when my own fitness program seems to be making such slow progress, and when a good hard bike ride seems to knock me flat for the rest of the day. But I am wondering: is it possible that you've been training too hard, and that maybe resting for a few days might be a good thing?
|Date:||September 6th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)|| |
I think if anything I'm not running enough, rather than too much. I should be running 2-3 days during the week in addition to the Sunday "long" run and most weeks I've only managed 1 (plus some walking on other days). It's hard to get up at 5 a.m. to run when I can't get to sleep at night easily. In any event I think there are some other health issues going on and I'm heading to the doctor this afternoon.