About a month after IM, I was still lacking the motivation to get back into my normal swim-bike-run routine. To beat my post IM workout blues, I decided to get right back on the horse and signed up for the Rock 'N Roll -USA (Washington, DC) marathon in March. I thought signning up for the marathon would force me back into my old training routine. Some people do not like logging long training runs in the cold, but I don't mind. I trained for a winter marathon with Lauren last year and really enjoyed it.
So what is the problem, right? Despite all of this, I found myself having trouble finding the motivation and making time to get in my long runs on the weekend. I have been running on the weekends, but I have not had the motivation to run any further than 5-9 miles. #MarathonTraining=FAIL
Last week, I decided to switch from the full marathon to the half marathon. I was feeling a really guilty at first. However, it is crazy to try to run a marathon with improper training. Plus, I am not going to be able to force myself back into serious training. I have been trying for the past 2 weeks, and it hasn't been working. #MyHeartJustIsn'tInIt. Training for a 1/2 marathon is much more manageable. I will be able to balance my crazy work schedule and training while still having time to do non-running and TRI things. It is the best of both worlds. :)
What does mean for BQing?? I had originally planned to try to qualify this winter, but that clearly isn't going to happen if I am not running a winter marathon. I want to see how the winter goes and if I am healthy (no hip or knees issues), then I might try to qualify this summer or fall. I will keep you posted!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Happy Monday!!