Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Back in the Arena
I wrote on my other blog about the need for people to get "in the arena," to take chances and risk failure. I've decided it's time I do that with running, even though I've been concentrating on other sports lately with the triathlon training. It's time to race again. I'm doing the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday. I have no idea how it will go. I've been running just twice a week for months. That's not all that much, clearly, although my fitness level is alright thanks to all the biking and swimming I've done. We'll see how that nets out along the route from Prospect Park to Coney Island. The last time I ran a race, I did a 1:24 in the Seaside Half Marathon. That's definitely not happening on Saturday. I'll run by feel, conservatively, hoping instead for a 1:40 or so. It'll be nice to feel the pre-race nerves again and the relief of finishing.