It has been a little more than difficult to figure out not only when, but also how to do my Long Runs over the past two weeks. This weekend has proved to follow suit; tonight is my last night in this apartment (sad), tomorrow I’ll be in a hotel and Friday night, we hit the road (straight from the airport)!
Driving cross country for 2+ days does not really lend itself to an easy weekend 18-miler (let’s be honest, when are 18-milers easy? Ugh). I spent the first two miles of my run today trying to decide what to do…
Run from the hotel on Friday a.m, squeezing it in before check-out & an 11 a.m. massage appointment (oh, YES)?
Attempt it tomorrow night (Thursday – something I’ve done more than once)?
Wait until we arrive and my first run in DC is a long one (easy way to get a lot of sight-seeing in, yes)?
Every pro + con for the individual options above went through my head a few times; I still haven’t reached a decision, for one main reason – right now, it’s not a priority.
Running for sanity and mind-clearing? Priority. Maintaining my base and keeping my training on track (but maybe not with the exact plan)? Priority. Completing an 18-miler over a cross-country moving weekend? There’s just no room in my brain to care about that for the time being.
If it gets done, kudos to these legs! That’s all I’ve got for now.
In other news, once my thoughts moved to another topic ( I ran without music today, my mind had no reigns), I realized that I’m 3-for-3.
Each marathon training period has involved a pretty major life change. The first time around, it only made things better – D & I went from friends –> S.O.s, it was fun to have him along for the ride (literally, on the bike while I ran).
This time, I’m just taking it week by week.
Maybe I should think about this ‘Marathon Effect’ of mine before I sign up for #4!
Any input on the LR conundrum of the week?