Prior my ankle fiasco, I signed up for the Eugene Marathon with hopes that it would be a big comeback marathon and I would smash a very dated marathon PR. But it turns out that the world had other plans for me, threw an injury my way and I was back at Ironman training.
With some very critical Ironman training weekends ahead, my coach and I made the decision to drop to the half marathon at Eugene. I was ok with this, but also asked my coach if I couldn’t do the full, then could we train for a PR in the half? He then reminded me that training for sub-1:30 is much, much different than training for an Ironman and we must focus on the main goal: IMCDA. My little competitive heart broke.
Thus, it pains me to think that I went from a full, to a half, to now a half that I’ve been given strict instructions to just use as a training run and to NOT race it. If I do aim for the sub-1:30, the recovery time would eat right into critical training I have the following weeks.
But on the other hand, my first-world problem isn’t that bad. I get to go on a great girl’s weekend with Nicole and Asia, cheer them on as they aim to BQ, meet new people, and just relax and enjoy myself.
So with that, I’m off to Eugene this morning. Let me know if you’re going to be there so I can say hi!