Okay so I have a few dilemmas. I know 2 blogs in one day...you can tell where my mind is!
Chris's comment on my last blog made me actually pull out the training plan to take a look at it and thus began this cycle of thinking about running. I find it interesting how much running consumes your mind. Anyway...back to the question. I had originally planned on using the Hal Higdon Half Marathon training plan but at a sudden last minute switch, I went over and made a customized Runner's World training plan. The dilemma is...it says I should be running most of my runs at a 12:18-12:26 pace. This is sooo much slower than what my pace currently is. I'm not sure how they calculated that pace but I'm going to feel like a tortoise trying to run at that pace. My average pace right now has been about 9:20. What are your suggestions? I'm thinking I should just ignore the pace guidelines they have completely and just pay attention to the distance and type of run (easy, long, tempo, speedwork).
Second...I think I still have this yearning to run the full Twin Cities marathon. I thought it was completely gone until I ran that 10 miler with no problem. I just don't want to add more stress to an already stressful time of year in which I'll have added classes. But anyway, I know I should put it off until next year ideally but just so you know...it's on my mind...yikes.