It’s hard to write this as I had such a great running weekend, but it’s something I keep debating back and forth.
On July 10th there is a half-marathon that I really wanted to participate in. But I have been focusing more on my marathon training plan lately, which has us easing into the longer mileage runs. If I were to decide to run in the half, I would be left with one weekend to get in one more 8+ mile run before my first time ever running 13.1 miles.
My longest run to date was 8 miles, in which I embarked on this past saturday.
Truth is, I don’t think I am ready. It’s hard to admit that out loud.
I mean, I know I could probably sign up for it and do it and possibly do okay.
I think my major struggle is that I can’t find another half marathon in this area until the end of August or September. It’s the feeling that I am missing my opportunity to run it now.
What are your thoughts on running in a race you are so close to being ready for, but just need a tad more time.
How about running a marathon without ever actually running a half-marathon?
I appreciate your thoughts on this subject. I am just feeling a little down that the reality of it is that I will probably not run in the half-marathon race, because I would hate to do it unprepared possibly have a bad experience.
But the good news is that I feel good about running longer distances now. I am excited about the possiblities of hitting the double digits. And I am mentally ready to do it.
What do you think? Should I sit this one out?