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Friday, July 19, 2013

Um... Nevermind

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.


wesa121 said...

What December Marathon are you looking at? I'm doing the Soldier Marathon in Columbus GA in Nov. Part of me wants to schedule and sign up for a December marathon. So that way if I don't BQ in Nov., I have a back up. Sorta take the pressure off. If I do BQ in November, just icing on the cake.

Carina said...

I read this post on another blog today and thought of you when I saw the twitter excerpts in the middle:

Yeah, my fall goal is not worth that.

Amy said...

Wesa: the good news is that there's ALWAYS another race. Actually, I'm not sure if that is good news. Sometimes, at mile 20, you don't want to be saying to yourself... Ehhh... I can just run X marathon in a couple weeks instead. Catch-22, I think.

Carina: HAHAHAHAHAHAH. For the record... I would not shit myself for ANY PR. And if by some god awful terrible act where I couldn't help it and shat myself in a race... I would immediately stop running. Ew. Also, I love how I have become like the poster child and the person people think of whenever "shitting yourself" is mentioned. Hahahahahha.

Meredith said...

You WILL do this someday. And once you qualify once it will be a breeze from here on out.

Amy said...

Thanks, Meredith!

Carina said...

It's good that you have a firm line drawn about not shitting yourself for any PR. I've been giving it some thought since I read that post. My fall goal time? Definitely not worth shitting myself. My goal time minus 15 minutes? Hmm... A sub-3? I can always do laundry, but would anyone I know see me? That might be the deal-breaker.

For record, you're also the poster child for whiskey, pre-race pizza and beer, any running in Montana, anything about flying monkeys, most things about Tennessee, and I'm sure there are a few others. That was just a link I found worth sharing.