Have I Lost It - My Sanity That Is

So, as I'm in the midst of training for this Half Marathon, I received this week's training plan. I'm basically re-doing last week since I got sick. I honestly will be glad to get past Wednesday's run. It's the hardest for me. I have to run 6 miles with the middle mile at an 8:10 pace. The middle mile is tough, but it's the build up and back down that's super hard for me. In fact, I've yet to be able to 'do it'. Let's see what happens this week!

And my racing schedule is filling in for this year. September is going to be a busy month. I'm planning on doing back-to-back Half Marathons again (2 Half Marathons In 1 Weekend). And at the end of the month, I am going with my running buddy to run a 5K, then 10K race, drive on to Pittsburgh to run a 10K the following day. It should be a blast.

But depending on how I feel after the Double Creek Half, and if I stay injury free, I'm considering (drum roll please), running the Harrisburg Marathon again. Honestly, I'm emotionally really not over what it did to me last year. (I Gave Up During My 2nd Marathon). And I want a redo.

I would love to run a new and different marathon, but money is tight. And I can't justify spending money on travel when I can run this one here. So, that's what's going through my head.

Is it crazy?

I said that I wasn't going to run a marathon this year, but I'm considering it. First though, my entire focus is on the Double Creek Half. My trainer is helping me build endurance and speed. And I need to get through this race injury free. And then I will seriously consider starting training for my next marathon. Maybe the 3rd Marathon will be the charm?

For those of you who have run a marathon, I think you can identify with this YouTube Video

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  1. It sounds to me like you'll make the right choice on the marathon. You know yourself so well - and even better after last year's race. You'll know what to do.

    1. Thanks.. I think once the half is over I'll have a better idea how the calf is feeling.

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    1. ha... I emailed the trainer so she knows ;)

  3. It's not crazy at all! With all of the running and endurance training you'll have between now and then...I see you crossing that finish line! Just continue listening to your body. #teamstellar

    1. Thanks... my calf is a little angry still... but if it hold up through the June race.. I might just give it a try :) #teamstellar

  4. Woah! That's a lot of running lady but I know if you train right and stay injury free you can do it! Hopefully you'll be ready for the full marathon seeing as you're doing all of these races, but keep it up!


  5. That sounds awesome!
    I nominated you for a Leibster Award http://unexpectedrunner.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/liebster-award/


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