Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Decision made.

Decisions, I hate decisions.

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Completely unrelated, the moon last night

I have not run more than 6 miles continuous in the past couple of weeks. It has been frustrating not being able to venture far from home for fear of having to walk back.

I ran 5 miles on Saturday (of the 14 miles scheduled) and skipped the long run entirely on Sunday. On Monday I ran the indoor track for 6 miles and did a progress ladder – 7:15, 7:15, 7:05, 6:55, 6:05 and a cool down of 7:30. Only a few light irritations towards the end.

Tuesday I did 8 Yasso’s at 2:55ish (sub 6 minute pace for the half mile repeats). There was no pain at all and I while I can’t say they were easy I was able to complete them without difficulty. So, while I may not have the endurance for the marathon I still have the speed.

I have also been on the bike trainer a lot these past couple of weeks. Also, I do not have the bike endurance but my power numbers for short durations are as high as they have ever been.

So, what is my decision regarding the prioritization of the marathon or the half ironman? Well, I don’t think I can run a sub-3 marathon in 3 weeks. It would have been difficult regardless of injury. But I do believe I can still put up either a ‘good’ marathon or possibly a PR half marathon while focusing on the bike. There you have it, I will be continuing to run but I am going to add the bike back into the mix. The sub-3 marathon goal will have to wait for another race.

5 comments:

it's all about pace said...

I think it's a good decision. Heal well

jackie said...

What is your injury?

Tri-James said...

Just an ITB overuse injury.

Jennifer said...

Good luck James! I had lunch with John Mark and he told me he blames me for his now serious addiction to triathlon since it was I who introduced you two. I guess there are worse things to be accused of! Heal up!

Mike said...

Sounds like a good decision James. Nice fast Yasso's by the way. I'm giving them a try for the first time.