My half is 2 weeks away, its too late in the game to make a significant improvement. However, I've got my eye on another half marathon December 1st. That's 10 weeks away. Given the base I'm running on currently, I think I'll be able to end 2013 - the year of the half marathon - with a bang.
Yes, I know my "break" from a training plan didn't last very long. I didn't expect it would. What it allowed for was enough of a break to sit back and examine what I'm doing wrong, including but not limited to:
- Missing training runs
- Expecting to miss 3-4 weeks then pick up at an advanced part of the plan
- Half-assing the plan
- Picking an unrealistic plan
- Appointment with my allergy/asthma doctor today
- Starting a new plan this week
- Picking a new plan/committing to it*
I'm more of an intermediate girl, and that's okay. While I don't expect huge improvements in my time, I also know I won't put forth huge efforts in training. I'd rather run less/easier and have enough of my day left for other parts of my life.
I'd rather stay up watching TV with my husband than go to bed early.
I'd rather sleep "in" (till 6:16) than get up early for a run.
I'd rather go for a social run after work and enjoy the company, than to go off on my own for speed work.
I'd rather have a glass of wine in the hot tub than whatever it is serious runners do before a race.
None of those things are "good" or "bad." Its just a matter of choosing what's better for me. And that's what truly makes this Boo super.