“A man’s got to know his limitations.” Dirty Harry Callahan said it best in the closing scene of Magnum Force. This has been a line that waxes and wanes in my consciousness as I pursue various endeavors. Most often it comes to mind when I bite off more than I can chew. The most recent bite being the Colorado Colfax Marathon. While 16 weeks is a reasonable amount of time to go from 10 miles/week runner to “completing” a marathon, I will not be ready by May 15th.
With that in mind, I finally sent in the request to change my entry from the full to the half marathon. This will still be a challenging distance and will provide sufficient incentive for me to focus on a workout plan.