Friday, June 15, 2012

So much free time when I am not running….

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.


    Christie said...

    It was recommended to me to take an Iron Supplement for about a week after you have performed at a race pace for 2.5-3 hours... when I started doing that the energy levels returned much quicker!!

    Congrats on your PR.

    CentsibleRunner said...

    Thanks! Good idea on the iron supplement, I'll have to try that. Oh and saw on your blog your awesome improvement on the marathon time, congrats to you as well. Improving is fun :)

    lizzyj1305 said...

    LOVE your plan on what's next, so many exciting things in store for you!!
    and yeah I have the same question...what do non-running-people do with those extra 7-hours a week?!
    thanks for your sweet comment on my blog...can't wait to follow u too!

    CentsibleRunner said...

    Thanks for the comment! I ran last night for the 1st time since my marathon and it made me so happy. Running and getting faster is so much fun and worth every hour spent.

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