I’ve advocated before for always having a back up plan, but the more I think about it that isn’t necessarily true. Having a back up plan can sometimes blows up in your face, not only once but twice.
Back in 2011 I decided to run not 1 but 2 marathons in a month, first the Chicago Marathon and then the New York City Marathon. Chicago was the ‘real’ race where I would try to run my fastest time ever (below 2:50:00) and NYC would be a running tour of the 5 Burroughs. Ideally, the latter would be more of a vacation than a race. (Yes, I’m one of those weirdos that has to be productive even on a vacation.)
Of course, it did not turn out that way. Things rarely go as perfectly as I plan. Continue reading When Back Up Plans Fail