Friday, December 10, 2010


So, I picked my A Races for 2011.  And then I started thinking, and analyzing, (and I joined a new gym - which came with a free body analysis, which was beyond scary.  They don't make haunted houses that spooky!), and this is where I am...

I'm not sure I want to train for a Spring Marathon.  (gasp)

I know.  I haven't done a marathon since last year's debacle.  I tabled the one in Fall after my 70.3 and here I am thinking about tabling another one. 

The thing is - my heart's not in it.  I have no passion to go run a 20 miler in the dead of winter.  I have no desire to crank out three - four runs a week to go run the worst run of my life again.  And, I think that may leave me in a bad place.

I want my next marathon to be - well, better than before.  I know that I'm terrified of a repeat of last year's marathon - even though my training has been more consistent in the last year.  I know I could buckle down and get it done.  But should I have to 'buckle down' to get in marathon training?  Shouldn't I want to go do those runs?

Honestly, the half sounds really appealing.  I have quite a few friends planning on the half.  I'd have a great time if I did the half.  I could train through the winter for a half and feel good about that.  I do still owe that course retribution for 2007 on the half. 

Decisions, Decisions.


  1. That's the same reason that I decided not to do the full. Have you thought about doing a different marathon altogether? I sometimes think about doing a flatter one, like Chicago.

    Also, and I know this contradicts what I just wrote, I've come to the conclusion that I might not run another marathon. Ever. Maybe I will and maybe I won't. And I'm okay with that. Even though you were disappointed by your marathon time, you still ran and f'n marathon and that's amazing.

  2. that was supposed to say an f'n marathon, not and.