I initially thought this picture from the Austin Half Marathon was fuzzy because I was moving too fast. That’s just the way I think. But after seeing how slow I appeared in some of the race video, I now suspect it’s simply a blurry shot – maybe the cameraman was moving. And my runs this weekend add further support to this second opinion. Man did I run slow Saturday and Sunday.
That’s okay I guess because I really just need to get in the distance to prepare for Moab next weekend. Speed isn’t necessarily important. I had a really good run on Friday though in which I felt fast. Felt like I was back at sea level in Austin. More likely my body was just well recovered from not running the three previous days. It was a busy work week and the runs I did pull off on Monday and Friday were short. Despite running an old man’s pace this weekend, at least I got in two back-to-back 6 milers.
Work will be just as busy this week – especially since I’ll be taking off Friday. But I just need some short runs. Ideally I’ll get out every day. Distance won’t be any more important than speed – I just need to maintain. Daylight savings will give me more time in the evenings so that should help too. I have a business dinner Wednesday but maybe I can squeeze in a short run before hand. Thursday isn’t likely since I’ll be driving to Grand Junction to meet up with Rob. Perhaps we can pop off a few miles Friday morning before heading on to Moab.
The half marathon is Saturday. Moab will be number two out of three half marathons I’ve registered for this late winter/early spring. The first was Austin and the third will be Boulder in another three weeks. I haven’t scheduled my summer events yet. I’m going to finish this half marathon trilogy before designing my next challenge of 2012.