I went for a run this weekend – it was a 15km race and about 5 km too far to be comfortable!
It is amazing the things that go through your mind when you run. Especially when you begin to battle a bit. My first thought was how can I feel this bad when it is only 15km and my second was “oh screw it walk!’ So I did, pretty much the last 2.5km. Uhmmm, this is me who has plans on running a 89km ultra next May. LOTS more training is going to be necessary.
So anyway – entries for Comrades open tomorrow… should I or shouldn’t I???? That is the question. Well, the question is more like will I or won’t I. I thought about entering anyway and then seeing, but if I don’t end up running it I will feel bad. There are a limited number of entries and I might have taken the entry of somebody that would do it. But then again I might really want to and not have an entry…… Oh decisions.
Just to put this into perspective – I have not run (besides in the odd 10 or 15km race) since I went back to work after maternity leave – I just can’t get up in the mornings…. Well, I can get up, feed Baby OL, kick the cats out the house but staying awake and getting out the house that is another story. Maybe now that it is getting lighter it will be easier?
Here is the profile of this years race. It was a “down run”, next year will be a “up run” so you start at the coast (Durban) and run up to Pietermaritzburg.