I finally had to admit to myself that I have no serious intentions of running the Hartland Mini Marathon in September. I did immediately after crossing the Derby City Mini finish line, but the thermostat just kept climbing. The heat, paired with being back in school and trying to work around my husband’s training for his ultra marathon put me in a bad place for trying to train for my second half marathon. I feel I can push through a lot, but I am such a wimp when it comes to 100+ temperatures. I’ve been going back and forth about committing to this race since the end of May.
I will not be running a second 13.1 miles this year.
But, come this fall, I’ll start training for the Hangover Run through downtown Louisville (10 miles on New Year’s Day), and I’m looking for a half marathon at the end of January/beginning of February to train for. Maybe I’ll think about doing a full marathon while the temps are cool. Who knows?
In the meantime, I’ll keep focusing on stretching, strength training, and yoga until the temperatures are a little less…extreme.