74 days until my next half, the half I am supposed to own. The half I’m supposed to be ready for and I don’t feel ready. I don’t feel like I will be ready and I’m super nervous, at least the weather is improving, fingers crossed we are done with snow and sub 25 degree temps and I can avoid the treadmill and stick to the streets!
I know 74 days is a good amount of time. It’s about 10 weeks… well 10 weekend’s, the race is on the 11th so yes I have time. I just keep thinking is it enough time? enough time to be mentally and physically prepared. I think so, yet I keep doubting myself and that sucks.
Why am I doubting myself? For starters my training hasn’t been going exactly as planned, I may have missed a run or 2, not that big of a deal but I have missed time/length and that is what is scaring me. I have yet to hit a long run of 5 miles (hopefully this week) and I have not been able to get my self up and out the door during the weekdays so I can hit 3 miles (getting in mostly 2-ish) I’m close, I’m just a little off/behind but I can turn it around…
So… can I do it? Sure I can. Will I be strong enough to PR? Maybe, maybe not and that is ok. Of course I want to PR, doesn’t everyone? but more than that I really just want to get back into the swing of running. I’ve modified my plan a little bit… cross training isn’t working for me, so I’m swapping that out with a 2 mile hill workout, outrageous right? I plan to alternate between running up and walking down and running down and walking up, kinda my version of hill intervals, if I do that on a local loop it will be about 2 miles (1.85 to be exact and it will serve as a cross training of sorts) plus I suck at hills so…
I don’t want to say I happy that I am nervous and second guessing myself but I am happy it is happening now when I still have 10 weeks of training left opposed to like 2 weeks before. I have the time to re adjust and I am thankful for that.
Are you running the Air BnB Brooklyn Half? or another late May half? What does your training look like?