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.