Since it is Thursday, I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
Here’s what I’m thinking about today:
Racing vs Training
It’s no secret that I prefer to race than train. Training isn’t fun. There’s no pressure. But I kinda like the pressure.
So I have two more halfs planned – Oct 9 and Dec 3.
And I will probably race every weekend …cuz that’s what I do.
On that note, there were so many choices this weekend. I am busy on Saturday so that’s leaves Sunday.
I choose this one simply because I have friends running it. It is a 2 loop course with hills. I hate loops and hills are not my friend but whatever. I am assuming that the course is similar to the Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Race that I ran a few years ago.
And then afterward I will continue running around the area for at least 5 more miles.
No PRs yet but I am still feeling good about my most recent race times.
They changed the results and I did win 3rd in my age group. The race organizer has the hat that I won.
Work & Time
It seems like I won’t be really working 8 am – 4 pm. It could involve working until 7 pm. It could involve being out of town for 2 to 5 days at a time (with NO time to run.)
This will really cut into my running time. And the dates are out of my control.
I can run 5ks without training but 13.1 miles?? That would be painful and too risky injury-wise.
Plus I get very little time off. (I already registered for the Dec & Mar halfs so I have to take those days without pay 😦 )
What to do???
I need a Sugar daddy so I can quit my job!
I will do my best to fit it all in. When there’s a will, there’s a way. Or else I’ll stick to the short local races and work on speed. (Will I be done at 24 half marathons until retirement?)
There are more things in my head but since I never have time any more & my lunch 1/2 hour is over, I’ll stop here.
Happy Running! What’s on your mind today?