I come back to my sadly neglected blog to announce - I hit my fourth goal for 2012 - 1500 miles. As of today I am at 1505. Thank goodness for marathon training. With that goal, I have one left - sub-5 for my marathon. Will I make it?
I'm semi-optimistic. I like to think that if I pace right that I can slide under the wire. I ran the BAA half this past Sunday. I was aiming for a 2:10 to give me more confidence. I ended up with a 2:13. How could three minutes take away so much trust?
I have 30 days left to Richmond. I hit most of my training - most. I just came back from a great vacation in Hawaii where I ended up running 3/4 of what I had been - including missing two long runs. I came back with mental games and fear, but got back in the game pretty quickly.
I have two long runs left - long defined as > 15. This weekend is supposed to be 20. My last long was 18 about a month ago. I'll have to see how I feel to decide if I want to push to 20, or just go with 18.
30 days. I'm excited but not too stressed. And even if I don't get sub-5 I'm still happy to be going and happy to be trying.