Well, I "had to" back out of the 13.1 training group I joined. I still have a bit of time to get up to running six miles, but I'm just not on track at this point to be there in time to start this group. Not only that, it would mean an extra two nights away from home. It's hard to justify that kind of "me" time when I'm home all day alone. I can't say I'm not disappointed, because I think the training group is fantastic. But, I have to listen to my body, and it's saying "not quite".
But, if you'll recall, my original plan at the beginning of the year when I first started out was to train for Rocket City using Hal Higdon's Novice Supreme plan. I counted it up and I would be on week nine right now. Although I'm not running the full distance (I'm still walk/running), I'm pretty much doing the miles. Last week should have been a total of 12 miles, which I did-just in 3 running days instead of 4, and not running the whole distance--but the miles were done.
I'm going to do it. I might not be fast, but I'm going to do it. I'm putting my stake in the ground here. From tomorrow on (until Rocket City) I'm following Hal's plan, with a walk/run adjustment and some rearrangement on the days. Sunday will be my rest day.
I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
I KNOW I CAN.
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