Pete Tanguay

Frustration run

by on Oct.31, 2012, under Training Runs

I’ve made the decision not to run New York.  With all of the devastation from the hurricane and the certain travel hassles, we’re not going.  It’s bittersweet and frustrating.  It’s nice to know we’re saving $3,000.  I can’t even believe I was spending that much to go run a marathon.  I think I ran Berlin for less than that.  As of now they are still planning to have it.  How this will happen will be interesting to see.  The airports are just opening back up, the subways are still shut down, water is everywhere, 7,000 trees are down, neighborhoods have been eliminated, the convention center where the expo is to be is flooded, and on and on.  It’s a very sad time for the people who live there.

On the other hand, the city depends on the revenue from the thousands of people who come for the marathon.  Others from Arkansas are still planning to go.  My heart just isn’t in it anymore.  And I’ve realized my heart wasn’t in it before I got accepted through the lottery.  It’s a crazy feeling.  My focus turned this morning to the Memphis half marathon which is in about a month.  Time to get some speed work in and see what I can do there.

So this morning was a non-taper frustration run.  Trying to get rid of “that feeling”.

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