September 30, 2004
Very busy lately with work, hurricane-recovery, training (such as it is). Last week was the best running week I've had in a while. I finally felt I had some legs under me; I was closer to my pre-injury training pace, and had no trouble with 10-mile runs or longer. But we had another hurricane this weekend (stress), and work has been very busy (stress), and I can't get enough sleep (stress), and my quads are sore and the plantar is bugging me again and my leg hurts a little and I'm just plain tired. Last night I asked my coach about a plan for the marathon, and he said to try for 3:25 or 3:30. What a huge letdown. I'd hoped I could do better than that, and I really had hoped he thought I could do better than that. All those miles, all that time lost, money spent on massage and doctors and miracle cures, all that energy for nothing. I know that plenty of other people train plenty harder, but this first foray into 70+ mile weeks was a lot for me.
With a week and a half to go, it seems so useless.
Please forgive this whine.
Posted by joe positive at September 30, 2004 7:35 AM