After much thought and lost sleep, I have decided not to enter the Asbury Park 1/2 Marathon on April 18.
Let me explain.
Old plan: Before I hurt my knee I had planned to run a 10-miler in March and do the Asbury race as my first half. After seeing the orthopedic and going through PT, I knew I would not be prepared to run the 10-miler. But ever the overly ambitious person I am, I still thought I could run the 1/2. Now, with only 4 weeks to go at this point, I know that isn’t the case. I knew I had to rethink things. I have made so much progress in the last 5 weeks since I have been running again-I don’t want to push myself too hard and end up re-injured and losing a whole season.
New plan: I am going to run the Delaware State 1/2 Marathon on May 17.
This is how I came to my decision:
- Much less chance of re-injury- can continue to work my way up the milage at a slow and steady pace.
- More time to train- The Delaware 1/2 is four weeks later than Asbury Park 1/2.
- The Broad Street 10-Mile run in 2 weeks before- great training run!
- I feel lame.
So after I got over myself and realized how much more practical it would be to run in the Delaware 1/2, I signed right up. So in exactly 60 days I will by this time have finished a half marathon. 🙂