Um – see that over there? My countdown is truly on now – my goal race is only 30 days away! Yikes. To be honest, I am not feeling as ready as I expected when I signed up (though, does anyone ever feel REALLY ready for a race?). There are a couple reasons for this:
- My injury is not fully healed. There are limits to how much I can train in certain ways.
- I was rock solid about my training from November to February. Unfortunately, I was also terrified that I would make my injury worse again or get reinjured. This really affected my progress – although my endurance got better, and I REALLY enjoyed every workout, my pace did not increase. I simply wasn’t pushing hard enough. Lesson learned.
- I’ve been feeling crazy swamped and overwhelmed for the last 4-6 weeks. Sometimes, my workouts just haven’t happened.
Ah well. No matter what, I know I have put in the time. I just hope that my progress will be good enough.
In other news, Wendy and I are BOTH really enjoying the warmer weather. 🙂