I've also been doing some thinking, about what I want to achieve for the rest of the year. I spent some time on the runners world forums, trying to find out why my time last week was not what I was hoping for. One of the things that stood out was that I just didn't have enough miles behind me to be worrying about running PB's. And to be honest, I don't have the time (either hours a day, or days available) to get the sort of mileage I really need between now and Kerikeri, It's only 5 weeks away.
I'm still going to run it, but instead of having a goal time of 2hr 10 min, I'm going to set myself some different goals for this one.
- Run the race weighing less than 100kg (As of today I weigh 103kg)
- Run every step, however slowly (That is something that has really bothered me from Wellington and Waitakere, I walked for parts in both)
- Enjoy the run (For the last 2 halfs, I've gotten so disappointed half way through, when I realised I wouldn't set the time I wanted, that I hated the 2nd half. A feeling I need to change)
- Have 2 training runs longer than 15km.
If I can do those things, then I'll walk away feeling good about myself. And to be honest, the time will look after itself anyway.