I decided to take this entire week off from running (or any working out) to give my body a rest. What the heck do non-running people do with all of their free time?!? To top it off, Jeff has been gone for work (and out of town again this weekend) so I have been left alone to entertain myself.
I have been so bored all week and I can’t wait to start running and working out again. Never thought in a million years I would say that, maybe I need some other hobbies or make more friends. I have been tending to my garden and mowed our out of control lawn; I am continually waging war on horrible weeds and am trying to keep our yard from bringing down the neighbor’s property values (I’m a considerate renter). See, I really need more to do.
Not that anyone really cares how I’ve been feeling after the marathon, but I will tell you anyway, here you go:
- I have felt a bit more tired than usual and have been going to bed before 9 PM every night and sleeping like a rock.
- My legs were a little sore Sunday/Monday, especially going down stairs or hills; probably due to all the down hill action during the race. Otherwise I felt normal by Tuesday and could have gone back to running if I wanted.
- I had a few blisters on my toes, but for the first time post marathon, I DID NOT LOSE A TOENAIL! WOOO HOOO! I ran in my Saucony Kinvara’s, I think I will continue to do my races and speedwork in them.
- I’m already thinking about what I want to do next and can’t wait for the next race!
So, what’s NEXT in regards to running???
- Get FASTER. Incorporate more speedwork and tempo runs and actually push myself in regards to pace.
- Race my first 5K in the next month (need to find one to do), shoot for sub-20 min 5K. Yeah, I have never really raced a 5K, I just jumped straight into the marathon/half marathon distance. I’m stooooopid.
- Race my first 10K before my next half (sometime in August), shoot for a sub-42 min 10K.
- Sign up for a bunch of mountain half marathons (they have a bunch near ski resorts) and stay in half marathon shape through August. Camp in the mountains before and after running, to combine my favorite things to do.
- Run a sub-1:30 at the Denver Rock and Roll Half Marathon, Sept 23
- Transition into marathon training into October and run the New York Marathon Nov. 4, don’t know my goal time yet, but I want to PR.