I’m not sure where the time has gone or what I’ve been doing, but let’s just say that I’ve been busy, but I keep saying that I want to write more. So I’m doing that.
Not too long until my half marathon. Less than 50 days. Unfortunately, as of Tuesday, my knee’s been a bit twingy, so I’m going to have to step back the mileage. Down from 9 this weekend to 6. It’s my own fault – I haven’t been doing enough strength exercise, due to the above mentioned busy. Clearly, I should be doing more balanced workouts. I’m hoping the relative rest, ice, anti-inflammatories, and strength work will do it. I took a bit too much time off from running and stepped up my mileage too quickly. I may just drop back to the Hal Higdon novice plan, which would mean not completing more than 10 or 11 miles before the race, but I’d rather be able to finish the race in no pain than be in pain just to get a good finishing time or worse, not being able to finish at all.
I’m planning to sign up for the Disneyland half marathon this fall. It seems strange to sign up for a second race at that distance before I’ve even run one, but it would mean a third medal (for running a half marathon at both U.S. Disney parks), plus it’s the 5th anniversary of the Disneyland half, so it’s kind of a big deal. Plus, committing to a race will keep me running through the summer heat.