For the first time in three years, I’m not spending the fall marathon training.
I kind of love it.
I’m wondering if I will have a bit of regret when it comes to marathon weekend at Walt Disney World in January when I’m “only” running the 10k and the half marathon. I’m excited to finally get to run the half – I’ve never run that particular race, and it’s on my birthday. How could I skip it?
I think the only envy I will have is of the Goofy runners – the people running both the half and the full. It’s the tenth anniversary of that race in 2015, and the medal is pretty fabulous. However, that would require me running a whole lot of miles, not only that weekend but also in training. And I just don’t want to.
I have found that I don’t mind long weekend runs, but even 6 miles during the week is rough. I do it because it’s good for me and it’s clearly helping me when I race, but man, it’s a slog. The idea of doing more than that is horrifying. My legs hurt just thinking about it.
So I am enjoying not marathon training. I’m half marathon training, of course, and I need to keep my triathlon base up, but it’s nice to not have to worry about a huge run every weekend. I think it’s going to be good for me.