I still haven’t made up my mind about the marathon, but I’ve got a few options:
– Train for a few more weeks and decide whether I’ll do the race then
– Drop down to a half marathon or 10K
– Don’t go
The last one is the worst, but I’m considering a combination of the first two — keep training, keep my long runs up as much as possible and run the half, but that’s provided EnviroSports will allow me to do that. I hope they will, but we’ll see.
The advantages to doing a half marathon definitely outweigh the advantages of just not going: lower risk of injury, more time to get in better shape for Big Sur and the knowledge that I didn’t quit training. It’s all up in the air at this point, but I’m hoping for some clarity soon.
On an unrelated topic, I am no longer allowed to buy pickles. I simply cannot be trusted with them.