Friday, December 21, 2012

Weekly Reports: Dec. 3 - Dec. 16

Dec. 3 - 9
 After a slow week, I brought my miles back up into the teens, then immediately took a week off. This was partially due to the end of the semester bogging me down with things, and partially due to a cold. But mostly, I was just lazy.

I've been feeling a real lack of motivation, and this is a dangerous thing. After all, my next Half is at the end of January. I haven't had a long run in a few weeks. I need to get back into it.

But a lot of my steam is gone, and the end of the running season is looming. I'm chugging along, but just barely.

This week my running has been better, but my knee has been killer. Today we did 4.5 miles and I was virtually pain-free because I kept a slower pace. This also had the effect of making the run a lot more enjoyable. So I guess for now I need to focus on enjoyment, not speed. That may mean that January's race sees a higher time. I wanted to hit 2:10, but if I can run the whole thing without injuries I'll take a slower pace.
Dec. 10 - 16

We don't have any races at all scheduled between now and the Half, so that ought to be interesting. For now, I'm happy to not have any races on the schedule. I'm at the precipice of burnout, and just need to stave it off until January 20. Then I can take a much needed break.


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