Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cutting it Short

I'm faced with a conundrum for the next couple days. I'm running a 20k on Saturday morning and was hoping to use it to gauge my fitness for the Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon which takes place exactly four weeks after the Fetzer 20k. This week I was scheduled to run 50 miles, and it's looking like that's not going to happen unless I put in some serious miles today and tomorrow.

Being busy and tired have kicked my butt this week. It's been exciting (my wife and I have just signed an agreement to purchase our first home). Work's also been crazy and I've had too many late nights and early mornings. Last night all I had time for was a run of 3 miles because our realtor was coming over with paperwork to sign and I'd just put in 11 hours at work. Now I'm wondering if I should put in some extra miles today and tomorrow to at least get close to the my goal of 50.

If this was just a regular week with a regular long run on Saturday I'd have no problem doing 10 today and 8 tomorrow. The thing is, I really want to use my time in this 20k on Saturday to set a goal pace for the marathon. If I'm worn out on Saturday I'm not sure if that's going to work.

I guess I got all day at work to think about it, so we'll see what happens.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Hi Nate,
You sure do have a lot going on:) Life sure does get crazy at times! As far as your races and training go, I am sure you will figure it all out. Remember to listen to your body. Congrats on the new house purchase, that is very exciting!!