03 Sep '13, 7pm

Running Should Not Be a Source of Stress: Why I’m Pulling the Plug on My Fall Ultra #runradar

I have a hard time backing out of something I’ve decided to do. As far as I can recall, I’ve only once missed a race that I signed up to run. It was the 2011 Manchester Half Marathon, and I opted to skip it because I strained my back a week or so beforehand while picking something up off of the floor. I was virtually immobilized for a few days, so it was a valid excuse I suppose. For the past few weeks I’ve been stressed out about my training. I had registered to run the Vermont 50K at the end of this month, and it was the only race on my Fall schedule. My experience training for my Spring marathon this year wasn’t all that great, and I thought that training for another ultra might make for nice change and a different kind of challenge (I’ve completed one 50K previously , but I didn’t really approach it as a race). It hasn’t turned out that way. The past six months have be...

Full article: http://www.runblogger.com/2013/09/running-should-not-be-s...

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