And the pains are still nagging a bit, unfortunately. But it was a GORGEOUS weekend for a race, so I can't complain. Any damage is self-inflicted. Thank you for the kind words!Catching up on journals...
Congrats on another sub-4!!! Sounds like you had a good race despite the nagging pains.
That's awesome! Excited to see how it plays out!Last week, the president of Corridor Running reached out to me and asked me to join the executive board for RUN CRANDIC. So, in the coming months, I plan to both figuratively and literally run RUN CRANDIC. I've had some thoughts on improving the race after running it two years and I'm excited to see what we can do to make this an even better race experience.
Thanks! Me too. I plan on using Lakefront Marathon as an example of how a smaller, largely rural point-to-point marathon can be really well done and successful. There's a lot with that race I'd like to replicate here.That's awesome! Excited to see how it plays out!
Oh man, can I ever relate to this. No advice, just wanted to say I totally get it.Also guys, I've been training for about three straight years at this point. I freaking love running marathons, but it is hard work (as you are all well aware). I need a break, but I can't give myself one. So, the compromise is to just ease up a little bit, I guess.
I could have written this. Word for word.I don't know how much I want to share on this log, but it's been a hard year. Really hard. And there have been days that I have struggled. And those days sometimes turn into weeks. I know there are benefits to running as it comes to emotional and mental health, but there are just days that I just freaking don't want to run. So, I don't. And I'm trying to let go of that guilt because it's not serving any purpose. But I still feel guilty.
It won’t be because I lugged all my cold weather running gear over here from Dubai. If I hadn’t, marathon weekend would be a repeat of 2010 and I’d have to go buy more stuff.So, the run was good, but it has me even more worried that Marathon Weekend is going to be super chilly.