So... yesterday I alluded to the change in plans that I had regarding the Indy Half. I cancelled my hotel reservation, so that part is done. I am comfortable with that part of my decision. It is for little Miss Addie that I am skipping that.
So I am extremely tempted to sign up for the Mason Half Marathon (the race where my PR currently sits). While I know that a PR is well out of my reach at this point, I still want to run a half this fall just for a little bit of a confidence boost. I feel like it will be good for me going into training for a spring race (regardless of whether I decide to go for a full or a half). It would just make me feel better.
However, I will be going from 6 miles up to a half marathon, so that is a pretty big leap. I am definitely stronger than I was, so I know that can help me power through to some extent, but is it 7 miles power through? I am not sure if I can do that. And if I do not make it, then I am going to feel completely down in the dumps about my abilities. But if I do, then I will feel secure for any spring training that I choose to do, whether it is a half (going for the big PR) or a full!
Speaking of the spring training, I am going to be training for the Glass City Marathon (or half) as I have the last few springs, but this time, I am going to be a Glass City Marathon Ambassador!
Amanda, on Friday afternoon. I am definitely looking forward to it, and I am excited to get training! I will post more details when they become available.
Also, I gave Addie a kiss, then she returned the favor.
So what do you think - would you try and run a race that you are ill trained for?