The NYC Marathon was MA-THING… But then, I think i run it way to many times… In 2011, after my 3:27 Berlin Marathon, I thought I’d have a great NYCM. Enter Sandy and the megamesscancellation in 2012. Then the stooopid ulcer in 2013, so I barely trained and had an awful race. And last year, 2014, I trained but… I have no idea what the problem was. I just didn’t feel like racing and it was another slow doozy.
2014 was my 6th in a row (taking out Sandy’s 2011 mess). I haven’t skipped one NYCM since I started… But the truth is, I am a bit bored of it. I struggled the last two years to get myself there, even when I run Boston last year, I just didn’t want to be there. I think I might be done with the marathon overall. Maybe it’s because I don’t think I can do better than my PR, maybe it’s because I haven’t found a constant-long-term long run training partner… I don’t know. I just don’t want to do more long runs.
I think I am giving up on the marathon. Maybe it’s temporary, maybe not. I just find it really hard to not sign up for NYCM. It’s like it’s my race, part of my identity… ugh. But it’s been so many years doing it, maybe I just need one year off…?
As I have guaranteed entry, I have January 15 to February 15 to sign up. What would you do????? Help!