Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Crazed Runner

After I ran into a hole out on a run a couple of weeks ago, I've been kind of nervous about my next 2 races. I have been teaching a lot of extra spin classes lately which has really worn me out and  really hasn't helped my running confidence. My last run of 4 miles was really tough....and painful. 

So I took a week off....from running anyways.  Which made me feel like a crazed animal.

I have a half marathon next weekend, the Omaha Half Marathon. So I went out for 10 miles today.

I felt strong and calm. Which is nice.

I iced up well afterwards, popped a little ibuprofen, and am taking it easy for the rest of the day. I'm still mentally working out my game plan for this race, I've never done this course before so I'm not sure how to prepare. I originally signed up as a part of a training run for the Nike Full Marathon in October. I have since dropped down to doing the half in Nike to avoid further injury, but my paperwork was already sent in for this race. 

Thankfully, I see no reason to back out of this one. My ankle is holding up and so are my knees. 

My Dilemma:

Do I race this race?

Do I use this race simply for training?

Anyone ever done a race purely for training purposes?
Any advice?


tinajo said...

I´m the worst to give advice - I always think that I don´t have to give everything everytime, but still when I´m there I run so I can taste blood in my mouth..! :-D

So you should NOT listen to anything I have to say. In fact; I should just not say anything. :-D

Happy Frog and I said...

Sorry, I can't give advice on this. Just wanted to leave a comment and say best of luck whatever you decide to do. x

Olga said...

I wish you good luck in your training! :)