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How is it race weekend already? It just can’t be.
Don’t get me wrong, I am excited but I am also in denial because I don’t feel ready. I missed a few runs and few miles along the way with this training plan. I did well with the first 8 weeks of cross training then stumbled for 3 weeks. This week has been strong again but is it enough? I’ve been feeling poorly for 2 weeks now and stressed at work. I haven’t run a half marathon since June and this is the longest race break I’ve had in years.
Ok, that sounds like I am freaking out. Maybe I am. Which is why I am reassessing that big goal I laid out in my first San Jose post. And that finishing time goal I claimed on Athlinks. I didn’t run enough flat. I have a lingering right leg issue. Work has become crazy (lost 2 employees in the last 3 weeks). I am not canceling my PR goal just pushing it back a few weeks.
So new plan- do what my legs and lungs want to do. Take in the sights of San Jose- all I have seen before is the airport. I am sure the city has more offer than that and what better way to see it than by running with a few thousand other people?
I love Rock n Roll races and what better way to shake the cobwebs loose than with some miles and good music along the way. And for once the race doesn’t start at the crack of dawn. Great news for a Slacker. 😛
So, here’s to a 4 day weekend (did I mention I took Friday off?) to decompress and run it all out.
Wish me luck!
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