Monday, 27 December 2010

Decisions, decisions

I am considering dropping out of Stockholm Marathon.

The 6-km run two days ago left me very tired. While my foot felt ok directly after the run, this morning when I woke up it was stiff and ached.

It's only 5 months left to the Marathon. In order for me to train properly for it, I would have to be injury-free and in good shape. Right now I'm neither. It's possible that I'd be able to stumble through the marathon even without proper training, but that is only if I sort out the pain in my foot. It's doubtful however that I'll have it sorted out in time.

I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I am disappointed. It seems like such good fun to run in the Swedish capital, with an amazing public, great environment, relatively easy route. What better place for a marathon debut? On the other hand, I am relieved. Without the race looming over me, getting my foot working properly again is not as urgent any more. I know I can run the distance; I've done it before. But the big picture, being able to run for many years to come, is becoming more important than a medal.

The deadline for dropping out is the 8th of January. I'm still undecided.

1 comment:

  1. Håll i. Håll ut. Det går över.

    Min lessna hälsena fann sig gott på X-trainer på gymmet.

    Ger bra flås och benträning.

    Även rodd kan funka bra tänker jag. Medans du väntar.