So today my running buddy "busted" on our Portland or Bust campaign. I have no hard feelings toward her (seriously, I could NEVER have hard feelings toward you Andria), she made a decision that is right for her. I must say it has caused me to second guess my own ability, stamina, fitness level, and frankly sanity. My running buddy is in every bit as good of shape as me, actually better I am sure! She is the one who drags me to the finish. So here I am, fighting THE MIND GAME.
So much of distance running is mental. How much though? I would dare say 50 percent of distance running is mental. Anyone else have any facts on this? I know I can do it. I also know that I am not ready, yet... What are my other Marathon options? I can't afford to travel so that leaves me with the Seattle Marathon in November. Ugh! The half last year was my personal worst as far as time and performance and a killer! So, for now I press on and continue training for Portland.
And don't worry, while my partner has decided not to run the actual marathon she has assured me she will still train with me! I will test her loyalty a few long runs at a time! :)
This weeks mileage goal: 40
I wasn't kidding when I said this 12 week training plan was a doozie! 6 days a week is a lot.
1. I am grateful that a new week is beginning.
2. I am grateful that I survived my son's kid birthday party!
3. I am grateful that my son is feeling much better and seems to be over his icky
4. I am grateful for fresh starts and new beginnings.
5. I am grateful for girl talk.