AM: 10 miles. Heading to Croom again tomorrow, hopefully with a couple of people. I love running out there. I have no reason to be running this much, but I truly just enjoy it. Tomorrow will be fun. There will be five of us, so should be pretty easy to socially distance. I think you can be smart about this and still find ways to enjoy time with others, so hopefully no one on this blog is hoping to chastise me.
Conversely, I think I will still keep in mind my own goals for training. I still have two obvious milestones to work towards- a sub 15-minute 5k on a certified course, and a sub 1:10 half on a certified course. I think the sub 1:10 is obviously easier to do, I just don't have a race to do it on! I mean, I almost did it twice in February, with each instance having run 15k hard literally less than 24 hours prior to the attempts. Really, a much lower goal is in the cards. Now, the sub 15-minute 5k is a bit more confusing as to how I will achieve the goal solo. I really need to be decisive, purposeful, and honest with my workouts if it's to be done.
My marathon goal of 2:24 is another story. Boston's date is definitely questionable. The course is also already challenging- now add in high temperatures, humidity, and having to train in Florida garbage all summer and I think a 2:29 is the best I could hope for even if conditions are relatively favorable. A 5:40 is ten times easier than a 5:30. That one might be a throwaway marathon. Just run it, enjoy it, and whatever happens, happens. Similarly, it's a bit crazy to think the race will even occur given the current climate in racing.
All that being said, all of that is on hold, so the only logical thing to do is to run a bunch of miles, build a nice base, and become a better, more efficient runner.