Friday, October 10, 2008

Decisions, decisions.

Yesterday was a pleasant 7K on a dark and cool evening. Planned 10 but had to use the facilities, if ya know what I mean. It was dark enough... should've just gone in the bushes.

This is my dilemma. There was a 5 week window between the marathon on September 28th and my goal HM on November 2nd. I wanted to fit in one 20K+ run during that time frame. The ideal weekend would have been the one smack dab in the middle (October 18/19) but that is officially the busiest weekend of the year with the Oasis Zoo Run 10K Saturday morning, volunteering at a local "Run for Rett" for a friend Saturday afternoon, softball banquet Saturday evening, supporting two friends and my hubby at the Toronto Marathon Sunday morning and my niece's 1st Birthday party Sunday afternoon!

The following weekend (25th/26th) is only a week before the event, so no way I am I doing 20K. That leaves this weekend, only two weeks after the marathon. I've been invited for a 14K early Sunday morning with some friends from the Running Room so I'm thinking I'll join them and tack on 6K at the end. I figure this is my best option.

Only thing is, I'll finish the run and have to come home and prepare turkey feast with all the fixins for 10 people... or maybe this gives me an excuse to make hubby do all the work. ;) At least I'll have a great excuse to go back for thirds.

Good luck to all the racers this weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadians!


Sarah said...

First? YAY!

I say do it now, while you can. Unless you plan on running Next weekend between 2-4 am on Sunday LMAO!

See you Monday!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

as long as your foot and the rest of you feel good, go for it. You know you'll be able to run the half, your conditioning, endurance,etc have far surpassed the half, so you should be good to go :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Christy said...

Think of all the turkey you can eat after that though! Yummy! I am going to eat my fair share for sure and I will not be running at all ;)

Marci said...

Hope you have a great run. I have tagged you BTW!

Road Warrior said...

Not sure if you're aware, but everything after a HM is 0 calories, but only the same day. It's kind of a rule.

Unknown said...

Just reading all this scares me! You are just busy busy busy!!!

yumke said...

Recover, recover, recover... I think you don't need a 20+K run to train for a half. You just had the ultimate long run two weeks ago.