Remember when a couple of months ago, I posted that I was planning on running a marathon in September and then another one in December?
And then remember just a couple weeks ago, I said that I had changed my mind and was going to run a half marathon in September and a marathon in December?
Well, add another schedule change... Ugh. Due to some scheduling conflicts... there will be no half marathon in September. The December marathon is going to be THE goal race. I'm going to run a couple of shorter races while training. But, my focus will primarily be on the December Marathon.
I am both relieved and nervous about this (final) decision. In some ways, it's nice knowing that the goal race is allllllll the way in December. No need to think much about it now. But, it kind of puts a lot of pressure on this one race, which makes me nervous.
Of course, ideally, I just wanna knock out my BQ in December and while I do think it's probably possible (if my training goes brilliant, I lose10-15 pounds, the weather is fantastic, and if the gluten-free thing sticks. uh. that's a lot of "ifs")... it's also pretty fucking unlikely. So, I've already got my eye on a race this spring that will most likely be my 2nd attempt.
I'm getting antsy to get into training. I think these past couple of months of just mediocre mileage and sleeping in has been good for me... but, I'm just ready to start getting weekly training schedules again and back into workouts and long runs. I am always happiest when I'm training. I kinda hate the lack of routine and lack of discipline that goes along with being between training periods. Thankfully, I've only got a couple more weeks of this lollygagging.