Given all the changes going on in our lives these days, I’m seriously considering a race switch. The Houston Marathon Committee gives entrants until December 31 to switch between races. While my training started out strong (and included a few PRs), it has dwindled to the point where I’m not sure I can call myself a runner. I skipped EVERY SINGLE RUN of my “peak week.” Do I still think I can rally and finish a marathon? Sure. I know you don’t lose all your fitness in one week and there are still 24 days until the race. The thing is Houston was supposed to be a goal race for me. I was going to exact my revenge for last year’s DNF. I was going to FINALLY get my BQ. Sitting here today, I lack the confidence to believe I’m ready for those challenges.
So friends, here’s my question(s) oh wise internet running community…
Do I go for it and run the full and just let the chips fall where they may? (i.e. could I really approach it with no pressure on myself?)
Do I switch to the 1/2 for Houston and regroup to focus on RNR NOLA (a race I’m already registered for- Feb 24th)?
Do I switch to the 1/2 for both Houston and NOLA and turn my sights to Eugene in April?