Friday, July 23, 2010
You may have noticed that I haven't mentioned much about running lately. That's not because I haven't done any. I've been following my plan religiously. But lately I've had a crisis of confidence about my running ability. It took me longer than I expected to recover from Gold Coast which has made me question all my plans for the rest of the year - mostly my ability to train for the Melbourne marathon.
My plans for the second half of 2010 aren't really too involved - the Sydney Half (with Josh) in September, the Melbourne Marathon in October then the 500k relay and maybe a 50k (2 X 25k) relay in December. The Sydney Half is non-negotiable. I've totally committed to it (well, I've entered but haven't yet booked flights or accommodation) but I've got to decide about Melbourne in the next 7 days to get the discounted entry fee (I do love a bargain) Some days I'm absolutely determined that I'll do it and other days the thought of it scares the s#%@ out of me. I am a mess of indecision.
One good thing though - if I do register for the full and then decide it's beyond me this year I can downgrade to the half (if the race hasn't filled up) That's a big tick on the pro side. The other thing in it's favour is that Melbourne has to be one of my favourite places and even if I pull out of the run at the last moment I can still enjoy a mini-vacation. On the negative side - September, when the training will be at its heaviest, is one of the busiest times for work making dance costumes for the end-of-year concerts and this being the first year by myself I'm not quite sure how that's going to pan out.
Tomorrow I'm racing again - a 10k on a horribly hilly route. I'm using the word 'racing' very loosely here. Participating is probably more accurate. The race is one of Coach Chris's babies and he gave me a free entry so I'm doing it to support him. A lot of the squad are participating so it should be a bit of fun. And to fuel for this 'race' I'm spending the evening with my family celebrating my Dad's 70th birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!