After the Flying Pig 1/2 marathon (way back in early May) I felt pretty good and hatched a plan to get another 1/2 on the schedule this summer. Time passes, as it always does, and my running has really slacked off. Well, it's not like I'm sitting at home on the couch...not all the time anyway. I have been training for my tris, swimming, biking and ......running. Altho, not running nearly as much.
And now that there's a 'local' 1/2 marathon that I could do, I don't feel prepared. Now the decision has to be made...do I skip this one and wait until I'm better prepared? Or go into this one with no expectations (RIIIIIIIIGHT, who am I kidding?), and just do it for the fun of it? *Sigh* Well, I still have some time to see if I've got any remnant of those Flying Pig running legs left.
So in that spirit, T and I went out for a 'long' run of 90 minutes yesterday. We did some of the hills at Coyote Hills, but not the monster Meadowlark. Part trail, part paved trail, this run reminded me how tough trails are on the ankles. And I have to say that I'm a bit sore in the quads as well today. Stupid hills. Or maybe it's from the tri on Saturday. Probably a combination of both.
Still not convinced that I'm ready to tackle a 1/2 in 4-ish weeks, but I have some time to figure it out. Another 90 minute run this weekend might help me decide. Or does anyone have a coin? :-D