Nick

Kara

7.27.2008

Dealing with the Lost Mind

My mind may be coming back, perhaps. I realize that I'm not fully conditioned to do a marathon - yet it is still on my mind! Had I done a few longer (15+) runs in the past few weeks I would feel better about it. I know that I would finish it, but my real goal is to run fast, and really, that wouldn't be too possible I don't think. One poor thing is that my knee is bothering me (it has in the past and I've done physical therapy). Maybe it is a sign.

This week I ended up with 35 miles, which I was happy with. The best days were later in the week, yesterday was somewhat brutal and yesterday was difficult, but overall this past week I feel like my motivation is coming back a bit and I was able to get back into my pace.

The next real run that I have planned is the Philly distance run (1/2 marathon) in September. I'm thinking about signing up for the Baltimore half marathon and that is about it.

I'm still envisioning the SF marathon.

9 comments:

  1. awesome job on the 35 mile week!! you will find your next big race soon enough!! and you will definitely get your goal i have no doubt! just be patient and the time will come :) would have been sooo fun to have you in sf too though!!

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  2. 35 miles is a big week!

    Stick to your goal and don't give up. It will happen!

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  3. You still have a goal, and it is a good one! And I WISH that I could run half that much in a week. That should be about my goal for now...

    I hate hate knee pain, I get it sometimes - usually when I am doing too much too fast. It is the worst!

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  4. Kick ass on the 35 miles! SF marathon would have been great but there's tons of marathons out there..sounds like you have a couple good ones picked out. Yay for running!

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  5. i was in philly this weekend (the wedding was in malvern! at radnor hunt) and i TOTALLY want to do the distance run in sept...except i'll be so slow. still, maybe you'll inspire me!!

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  6. Don't worry chica! When you do get to another marathon it WILL be supa speedy! I know it!! ;D ;D

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  7. Great week!! And you will do another marathon, and do it well.

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  8. Damn, you must be a glutton for punishment. SF has a lot of hills. I fear hills myself. ;)

    Glad your motivation is back and great job on this week's mileage.

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  9. Sounds like you're well on your way to running a big race soon! 35 miles is great! I love that Nike+ widget. Seeing that mileage increase everytime I come by your blog is really fun!

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