On the subway ride home after another busy work day at the hospital, I finally got a chance to think about my upcoming marathon. To be honest, although it may sound as if I’m crazy, I am really glad that I’ve gotten a chance to rest and relax without having to worry about getting my runs in this week. (Case in point…I can’t believe it’s already Thursday and I’ve gotten exactly just one run in this week!)
It’s weird because on the one hand, I’m worried that I’m messing up my tapering and may have lost all the speed and stamina I’ve worked so hard for all summer. Yet on the other hand, I feel like I’m doing a good job allowing my body to rest and my injuries to heal as much as possible. I keep asking myself, am I being lazy or just being smart. What’d you all think?
Tomorrow morning though, I’m due for a speedy tempo run which I’m excited about. It’ll be a test to see if my plantar fasciitis has healed as much as I think it has. I’ve tried simulating running motions in my apartment all week and there hasn’t been any pain, so I’m optimistic. If it all goes well, I’m planning just an 8-10 mile long run this weekend as the final test. I still haven’t gotten the new shoes that I’ve promised myself since last weekend so I’ve got to go by the running store to pick those up tomorrow before my long run.
Gosh, I feel so unprepared for this marathon. But then again, maybe I'm the smart one.