Just a little note here - I don't beleive I have ever mentioned this before but I am a sarcastic person. I guess it can be hard to tell that from writing but if you knew me (in person) then you would see that sass and sarcasm are as much a part of my life as eating and breathing (and running).
Anyway, moving on, it is once again time for TIART and this weeks theme from Runners Lounge is How to Run your Best Half Marathon in 2009.
Now I haven't done a long run, much less any running beyond 4 miles (in intervals) in about 4 weeks if not longer. Track has taken over my life - I read your blogs and this is what I see:
"I went for a nice 8 miler today, it was lovely - I just breezed along."
Wow 8 miles - just thinking about it makes me weak in the knees! Have I really turned into a sprinter? I used to run long miles and think nothing of it!! Did I really run a half marathon last September???
I have become a wimp without even realizing it! And so I am ashamed at what I have become. What advice could I give about running halfs?? I should be asking all of you for advice!! So I hope you will take the time today and post your own ideas on how to run your best HM! I look forward to reading them while I live vicariously through all of your long runs!
I can't believe it is almost the weekend! This week just flew by! Happy Thursday!
**Although rest would be ideal (Thanks for all your concerns) I really can't take extra days off. Hopefully in two weeks I will get a rest weekend. Meanwhile - my new best friend is the cold tub!! There is the slight possiblity that my pain is all in my head! I forgot to mention that yesterday I did 20 minutes on the bike instead of 20 minutes of running.
** Also thank you to everyone for the great book recommendations! Currenlty I am multitasking and looking up books from the library. Even though I got gift cards to book stores for Christmas, I am having a hard time spending the money on books when the library is free!