Yesterday my coach told me it was probably best if I cancelled my February half-marathon.
Although if I’m honest, I kinnda knew, deep down, this was coming…
I’ve had to move all the way to the back of the class and re-teach my body how to work aerobically once again….from a running standpoint at least.
Coming back from my running hiatus this fall, I may have tried to speed up the natural process of things by electing to progress from no real running to 6-8 threshold miles within just a few weeks…
It really wasn’t THAT hard…but it also wasn’t all THAT smart either!
This would be one of those times where just because you can do something doesn’t necessarily mean you should…
So now it’s biting me in the ass because I’ve had to back way down on the running/cycling volume AND intensity….
I mean way, way, way, wayyyyyyyy down….in order to not to fall off the training wagon all together.
It also had a little to do with my tri bike, but that’s a whole different story for next week hopefully.
I’m not quite sure which has me more annoyed: that I’m unable to run the race or that I let my ego get in the way of building a solid foundation.
ohhh, I COULD run it, don’t get me wrong (hello ego!)…. but it would be a very bad idea for so many reasons.
And THAT’s why I pay the coach the big bucks….
I am almost 100% sure that if not for her, I would’ve run that race even though it has absolutely no bearing on my upcoming events.
All risk…..no reward.
I guess I’m still learning how to make good choices…
and to see the forest through the trees.
Run Happy, My Friends!