As my recent posts have alluded to, spring training is not going as planned for me. I lost even more fitness this week with a nasty head cold. But, to be honest, this most recent set-back has affirmed beyond a doubt, that I will be running the upcoming races for fun, NOT for speed. Any shred of hope/pressure I had on myself to PR in the next few weeks are gone. Whatevs. I'm over it. I run for fun and fitness, not for fame. (ha, fame ;) )
My husband, on the other hand, is set to get a monster 1/2-mary PR in the next few weeks which will be AWESOME. He will have to be the record breaker for a while and I'll just trot along in my concurrent marathons. But, at least I'll have cute outfits! And a new 1/2 marathon goal for myself (i.e. beating whatever PR he's fittin' to set).
He bought orange and blue, the colors of our alma mater, since our first race is in Champaign, IL. Here's the new gear:
In case you can't see it, the blue one says: "As long as you're sweating, you're still alive." Pretty accurate. For those who ran Chicago last year (2010), maybe there should be a corollary that says, once you stop sweating, you're in for a hellish race. As I recall I stopped sweating around Mile 21. Here's to hoping for nice cool weather next Saturday for the Illinois Marathon!