4:30am...32 degrees (but it felt colder)...skiff of snow, slick path...7.05M SLOW (58 minutes)...tired...left calf twingy...wanna go back to bed, too early for this...running feels more like something I have to do rather than want to do...to top it off I have to go to work instead of sleep...sigh. (Trigon)
6M at lunch in 41:46 (6:58 avg). Warmer but cloudy with no wind. The pathway was pretty good. Ran just over 2M with Dan S (7:36, 7:17), then he had to stop and I sped up a bit. Mile 3 in 7:00, mile 4 6:53. Just past mile 4, Bill Mandler was driving by so we stopped and talked for a bit to catch up. Last 2M I push it up a bit to very slow MP (6:30) which felt really easy and controlled...good for a day lacking motivation to run. (Tornado)
I am trying to decide if I am going to run a marathon at the beginning of March. I am travelling back to the Baltimore area for work meetings and the day before official travel day is the B&A Trail marathon in Severna Park. Can get flight covered so all I have to do is pay for hotel, car and some food. I feel I have the miles, but I am unsure if I am ready mentally. About 75% convinced that I will...just need to make the decision and stick with it (and fast so I can book the flights).