Dang, July already, huh? I would normally be stressing already about my marathon training - oh, how I hate those long runs - but since sanity prevailed this year and I'm not training for a fall marathon, my training distances will be completely manageable. WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Seriously, in case you didn't hear that, WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! ;-)
So, anyways, I'm planning on either Grete's Great Gallop half on October 5th in NYC, or Green Mountain Half on October 12th in VT, for my fall Fred's Team race. Or NYRR Ted Corbitt 15k in December. In my thought process:
* I'm not registered for Grete's yet, so might just save my $$ and go with Green Mountain Half which I registered for ages ago.
* On the other hand, Grete's is a Fred's Team/MSKCC race and we'll have lots of runners out there on race day, so that would be fun. And a half in Central Park in early October is always wonderful - I've done this race many a time and it's always been perfect.
* The other thought is that going with Ted Corbitt 15k in December gives me more time to take some weight off, and build my mileage more slowly. My achilles is STILL a problem, and not helped at all by the extra weight I'm lugging around.
Current training is a few 3s during the week, and a 5-miler on the weekend. Clearly need to start moving that long run up a bit. And I'm doing run/walk intervals - run 2 minutes, walk 2 minutes, repeat until done. I'll shift that to more running as my fitness improves, but no need to rush on that.