It's normal. We all need some downtime. I think hurting my foot on my 20-miler is what did it. I was forced to take some time off, and then I ended up really enjoying it!
Running the Run for the Paws 5k really reminded me why I'm putting distance on the back-burner this year. I'm tired of running long. I'm excited to focus on short, intense workouts instead. It's what I need to reignite my love of running.
Could I still do it? Absolutely; my taper has been fairly extreme - I've been babying my foot and seriously avoiding running - but I know I'm in good enough shape to cover 26.2 if I wanted to...But I don't particularly want to right now. My mood and desire have really shifted - funny how January does that to us sometimes - and I just don't see a full happening at A1A.
|26 miles? This just doesn't look fun right now.|
|I will definitely be wearing my Valentine's Day compression sleeves again. I was surprised that I felt so strong during this race and had my third-fastest half time after being sick and resting so much.|
|Having friends and my sister at the finish line with signs and birthday hats made last year's race extra special.|
But that's it, I guess. I just don't want to. And I can make myself run a race I don't want to run, but why bother? Especially when we're talking about 26.2 miles.
|This, with its lovely tour of a state park in the middle miles, is much more my preference right now.|
Have you ever felt physically ready for a race, but mentally blah?
What kind of races and running are you planning to focus on in 2016?
Do you have Valentine's Day plans?
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