At this point of training…days away from tapering, a little over 3 weeks to go…not only are the legs feeling fragile but the mind is too. At this point, all I want is reassurance, that the training is coming together, that I will get my goal. The last thing one needs is a bad workout. Yeah I know bad days happen…but I feel it’s too late in the game for it!
So last nite’s workout was a downward ladder on the roads…600m, 500m, 400m, 300m, then 4 200’s. When I was coming home from work, it was totally a torrential downpour (though apparently Brooklyn and Queens had it much worse!) and I was seriously considering bailing on the workout. But then I decided that I had to go uptown anyway to get my bib for Sunday so I can play it by ear…just means I can’t frontload. But when I walked outside it had actually stopped, so I ran the 3 miles uptown. And it did wind up holding off for the workout, though it was humid as hell.
So anyways. The workout…
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I know for the most part-by the numbers, it doesn’t look so bad. Except for the 600…not sure what happened there, I remember not feeling great during that one. But as I couldn’t really remember most of my target times (looked at them again after the workout) what bothered me more than anything was how badly I was getting dusted by the rest of the group. I mean, these are people that I definitely can and have been able to stick with in workouts and races, if not finish ahead of them. But tonite I was getting my butt kicked and the legs just weren’t responding. My mind was saying “stick with them!” but the legs were just saying “f*ck you”…ugh, the whole workout was very demotivating for me. Wasn’t what I needed at this point in the game…
I’m not sure what this all means in this point of my training. Sunday is gonna be key. As I am gonna try and run the last 6 miles at MP…and praying it will go well. I really need the running gods to hand me a performance that tells me that I’m not kidding myself thinking I can run a 3:40 marathon! 3 weeks to go…gotta find some way to get it together.