I’m still here.
I’m still training.
I’m still plugging away.
Some days are good and some days are crap.
I try to balance them out, so I don’t feel so bad and out of shape.
Seemed so far away, but is now so close.
Will I be ready?
I’m trying and that is all I can do. I’m getting runs in when I can. I still am only training for distance. If anything, I am trying to get back to controlling my pace and not let it control me. My pace currently is slow, but I keep running faster than I should. If I continue to do that, things will not go well for 13 miles. I keep telling myself that I just need to finish. I keep trying to run at what was an easy pace in the past, but is a fast pace now. It’s easier said than done to change that thought process.
Then I come across a blog post detailing the course and how so much harder it is from the old course.
As runners we’ve all been there. I’ve had races that I didn’t train much for that were great, and I’ve had races where I went all out in my months of training only to completely poop out when it counted. That’s the nature of what we do. Some days are good, some are bad, but we keep at it. Persistence. The most important thing. You keep at it, day by day, week by week, month by month. Like all things of value in this life, it doesn’t come instantly, only through many, many, many days. Persistence. You know this. You got this. March 18th is just a date. There will be more. Enjoy the run, have fun, and good luck!