The other option was to hit the dreadmill AGAIN. Oh I just couldn't stomach the thought of going nowhere fast for 80 minutes.
I realized that between the two bad choices, I would inevitably choose option 3: do nothing. "If you choose not to decide, you still have a choice," and in this case - a terrible choice!!!!
|She needs to raise the seat :)|
It might be justification, or it might be truth, but I feel like I can take a little leeway with the mid-week runs on Hal's program. I'm not building from scratch. I'm not even building. I'm just getting back in the groove. It's like riding a bike! lol I've said that to numerous marathoners who took years between races and it's funny but I absolutely believe it.
The body knows what to do! The hardest part is training your mind, and being disciplined to overrule the tired body. Once you can force yourself to finish a marathon, you can do ANYTHING!!! While 17 was abysmal on the treadmill last week, it wasn't difficult like it had been the first few attempts at such a distance.
|(or in my case, the day you break 5 hours)|
In other news, the Chicago debacle rages on. Registration is still suspended while active sorts out the multiple entries. At one point I was on the "confirmed" list 6 times. My credit card was charged twice and Chicago sent an email that it should be credited within a few days. A very nice surprise caveat was "...if you have been charged overdraft or other bank fees due to the duplicate charges, please contact..."
Me thinks active won't be running their registration next year... I honestly think Chicago will have to go to a qualifying or lottery system, like the other Majors. They claim 30,000 were able to register in the few hours it was open and it sells out at 45, so there's definitely demand. So thankful I got in before the qualifying times hit the fan :)