Less than two weeks til my last half marathon for the year. Heck maybe ever…I kid. I kid. On a serious note though, I am going into my 3rd 13.1 for 2012 and I am less prepared than the last one. Which just so happened to be my worst one ever. Ugh.
When will I learn? If I do another one, I will follow a structured training plan again. I will not just skip running for a few weeks and then run 8 miles. I am sick of not feeling prepared.
Don’t get me wrong, knowing my legs CAN run 13 miles without falling off is something a few years ago seemed impossible.
So, I was going to get my last 10-12 mile run in at our cabin this past weekend, but the weather did not cooperate. It was cold and rainy. I did manage to fit in 4 miles though. This view was a bonus:
We had a little detour in our plans and had to head back to my hometown for a few days for my grandpa’s funeral. Which meant I had to do my last “long” run in Mayville, WI. I hate running far here. If I do a whole loop around the town it is 5 miles. Which means I had to do two laps to get in 10 miles. Why is this a problem? If the run feels bad, it is TOO tempting to just cut it short and do one lap.
I forced myself to commit to two laps even if I felt like crap, which for the record, I did. *Story of my life with running.*
Total miles: 10.6
Memories revisited: tons
Scenery from my hometown run: