That's pretty much where I'm at right now with my running. I haven't run hard since the Columbus Distance Classic, since I've just been tired out. I raced a 10K a couple weeks ago, but my time was so piss-poor that I was embarrassed to post anything about it. Let's just say it was fast enough to win, but slow enough to be humiliating nonetheless (as in, my average pace for the Classic was faster than I ran for the 10K). 'Course, I got a free Chipotle burrito out of the deal. Mmmmmm . . . Chipotle.
I'm racing this weekend at the Indianapolis Mini Marathon, along with my good friends and former colleagues John and Jared, and
34,998 34,997 strangers. I have no idea how I'll do, without having done any quality running in five weeks. But that's alright. Looking back, the goal for the race that I set back in November was 1:16:00, over two minutes slower than I ran in the Classic. I'm fairly sure I still think I can beat that. I'm absolutely certain that the weekend will be a good time, as it has been each of the previous five years John and I have run it.
After the Mini, I'm taking two weeks off. This has been the most I've trained continuously since college. The trouble is, I don't know where I'm going to go from there. I'm still not 100% committed to running the Columbus Marathon in the fall. There is a fast half marathon in Parkersburg, WV in August that I've heard good things about. There's the fall cross-country season, since I so enjoy getting my ass handed to me by guys 10 years my junior.
So I don't know. All I know is that the two weeks off is going to be pretty sweet.