I know the convention in the UK is to do Race for Life as your first race (which is what I did), but they are so busy and so intense, I am coming round to the idea that something lower key would be better.
Anyway. I am currently still on for the 30 miler on Sunday.And the full-on/full-off thing with the training schedule is absolutely normal for me. I either overdo it or under-do it. Not even putting my schedule up in public will stop me. I have a suspicion I get over-tired by other things ( in this case the running around trying to get rid of stuff, and the stress over the vandalism) but I don’t take it into account, because I think I should be able to exercise it all away. I also had a busy week at work with a late night (for me, for me, not for a normal human!) on Monday; leading into a busy weekend (work and long drive -for the UK- Sat and run Sun). Yes I am making excuses, treat me gently.
I will give it a punt for tomorrow morning, I will abstain on Saturday. Despite normally enjoying a run in new territory (Nottinghamshire) I am not sure I will have the time or the good will.
So what is going to be the big issue on Sunday? Navigation. It is a race with instructions, that you have to read to find your own way. I am a person who cannot find her way out of a multi-storey carpark, or indeed, her own handbag. If I start it, and if I return I will take lots of photos (whilst saving my phone battery for emergencies, clearly) Weather looks nice (sniff)….