Sunday, September 25, 2011
So I was planning on doing a half marathon Nov. 12. I had a great 9.5 mile run yesterday and was feeling pretty confident about being ready for Nov. 12. Then I found out, it is the same day as my cousin's violin recital - her BIG recital - the one she has been working towards the last four years of college. So, I don't want to miss that. The race (2 and 1/2 hours from my house) and the recital are opposite directions from my house, and I can't make both work! I looked around for some other halfs, but there aren't any in November and even the ones in October are either next weekend, or too far from my house to afford to make them work.
I am trying hard not to feel disappointed. I guess I will just wait until spring and maybe do another 10K in between. I just feel like I have been working so hard! The half marathon will be there next year, but my cousin's recital will only be once.
A question for other runners - how can I keep my mileage up through the winter? Is there some kind of maintaining program I can follow?