Tomorrow I will be running my second Hapalua Half Marathon. Behind I think will be my eight half marathon. And I’m sick. I was thinking of seeing if I could defer it until next year, but then thought against it.
Do I expect a PR? No.
How can I have different answers? Easily!
Please explain! 😂 I feel ready.
Sure, my training hasn’t been perfect. I’ve been sick. I have been away. I just ran hard last weekend. I’m sick right now. But I feel comfortable. I feel that if I wasn’t sick right now there would be a very good chance that I could PR. Especially with how I ran last weekend. I mean, 8 miles averaging around an 8 minute mile pace? I can’t do better than that! Sure, they were split in two, but I ran them exhausted and on no sleep. My half marathon PR pace is 8:51min/mile, and I think I could have knocked a few seconds off it.
However, I was struck down with something on Wednesday, felt really sick on Thursday, tried to rest and recover on Friday, and now on Saturday I am feeling a little better, but still have a cough and am not sure how I will go energy wise.
So, I have my gear ready to. I’m getting into bed. I’m not going to have much sleep, as I have to drive into town in the morning to run this thing.