19 hours ago
Friday, November 14, 2008
I know that this is totally going to let everyone down, but I feel the need to tell you. I'm retreating from the marathon for this coming summer. Here is my reason: my heart. I've been hoping it would get better with time, but it hasn't. You see, every time I run a mile or more my heart rate gets excessively high (like, over 180 which happens to be the max heart rate for the next age group down). I don't really know what's causing that - my guess is that it's my exercise induced asthma. Anyway, I'm sad to have made this decision, but I think it would be better that I don't have a heart attack or something while I'm running a marathon. If you wish, I can continue posting each week the running schedule for that week. Also, I am totally willing to walk/jog the whole way, but running is just not physically possible. Thank you for all of your enthusiasm. And please, let me know if you want that schedule posted weekly.