I'm smack in the middle of marathon training, and training is kind of at a stand still because of my weird injury/non-injury in my leg. I did another easy 3 miles today, and it was a little disheartening. The first 1.5 miles I had some discomfort on the inside and outside of my leg, right below my calf. Plus some twinges under my kneecap. But it all went away after that 1.5 miles. Then in the last .50 mile I started to get some discomfort over my lower shin.
So....yea. I still don't know where I stand.
In other news, they released the medal for the race this year.
...I am not a fan.
I know Detroit is the "Motor City", and that statue guy is iconic Detroit, but...I think it's kind of ugly. In the end, who cares about the medal, right? It's all about the hard work, effort, and miles put in to get it. But I will admit that I'd like it to be pretty, too. Because I am vain.
I'm supposed to be running the Minnesota Half Marathon in St. Paul this weekend. That's still very up in the air. A good runner friend of mine (interviewed here after his Hardrock 100 race) said "Eh, just go run it. I run all the time with pains and aches. They go away after a couple of miles". Considering that he runs 50k's for breakfast, I suppose a half marathon is a drop in the bucket for him.
Speaking of medals, the MN Half medal is quite attractive:
Not that I want to injure myself further just for a piece of metal...
So anyway, I'm kind of in no-man's land of training. Rest world. Reevaluating world. Rambling world...
How's your training going? What are you looking forward to in the next few months?
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