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Yikes! We’ve Done it Again!

January 19, 2012

Well, I’ve been looking at my calendar over the last few days, and it looks like our six in six challenge has turned into a three in five challenge. Confused? I’ll explain.

My training partner Little G and I decided, rather suddenly, to run a third half marathon in the fall. Our third race happened to be scheduled quite soon after the two we were already scheduled to run, so we ended up running three half marathons in quick succession: October 31, November 13, and December 4. For those of you keeping score at home, that was three half marathons in five weeks.

As you know, we then decided to go ahead and sign up for three more halfs in the next three months. We figured, after doing the first three so close together, doing another three, spaced further apart, would be a piece of cake.

You know where this is headed, don’t you?

They are not spaced further apart.

In fact, the next three races we are scheduled to run are exactly five weeks apart again. That’s right, go take out your calendars and count. I’ll wait.

ING Miami Half Marathon, Sunday, January 29

Fort Lauderdale A1A Half Marathon, Sunday, February 19

Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon, Sunday, March 4

How did we manage to do that? We ran the first three, then took almost two months off–seven weeks–and now we’re back on this crazy schedule where balancing training and racing becomes a difficult game of managing our fuel and sleep, our hydration and miles, our stretching and our speedwork. Especially when, this time around, that last half marathon isn’t just a half, but two days of racing.

I hope this doesn’t sound like a complaint, because I’m certainly well aware of how blessed I am to be able to do this, in every sense. That the Boss supports me, and that we have the financial ability to do it, and that I’m physically able to complete the races themselves.

I just find it . . . amusing, that the scheduling worked out this way again . . .

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 21, 2012 10:55 am

    haha. running all these is possible, at least! will be a busy few weeks but hopefully the races will all be fun (and pain/ache-free).

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