The good news is that I am not injured. The bad news is that I have not recovered quick enough to run this weekend's Buffalo Marathon. I had planned on running my 2nd marathon just 14 days after the Cleveland Marathon to join the marathon maniac club, but i'm still plagued by some minor aches and my legs lack the strength to run another marathon. This week's runs have been hard and i'm getting sick to my stomach to the point of almost earning a pukie. Unfortunately, I am not far along enough in my distance running life to attempt this. Sometimes I forget that I've only been running distances over 6 miles for 8 months and I need to do this longer before attempting something this extreme. I had really hoped to achieve this accomplishment, but I am just not ready. So, its been a rough week and I can't help feeling like I have failed instead of basking in the glory still of surviving my first marathon. I understand I shouldn't feel this way, but I do. That is just how I am. I'll now focus my training on getting in better shape, losing more weight, and having a strong run at the Akron Marathon. Marathon manics, save me a seat at the bar. I'll won't be joining you this spring, but I hope too within the next year. I've also made some changes to my June schedule that I have listed below.
June 4: Pedal with Pete (64 miles) or Trail of Beers run.
June 5: Ride United (60 miles) or Lake Health 1/2 marathon
* depending on weather and legs to decide which 2 events to do.
June 13: Sunday In June Ride (64 miles)
June 19: Towpath 10/10 miler