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After taking several weeks off from training, I now have just 3 weeks to prepare for my upcoming half marathon. Dammit. I didn’t mean to take that long off and now I’m in terrible shape again! It’s just so easy to keep being lazy when the alternative is harder than chilling on the couch.

Anyway, I got back out there today and ran just 2 miles. I kept a pretty good pace (9 min/mile average), but already my knee was bothering me. So I come home and do some Step Overs and 10 Cinder Block Pickups. Somehow, in this brief workout, I managed to totally fatigue something between my hamstring and groin. I don’t know what that muscle is, but it keeps threatening to crap up.

This sucks. I feel really unprepared and week. I guess I’ll just keep training, 6 days per week, and clean up my diet until race day (an hopefully after). I doubt I’ll even beat my previous best of 2 hours 10 minutes. No matter. I’ll do the best I can with what I’ve got and continue to improve. I’m planning to do several halfs and hopefully at least one full this year.