Today’s Workout: 5 miles averaging 7:14 pace
Real life has been awesome lately, Running life has been boring. That’s why I have not written much since the marathon. I took the first week entirely off and the second week I ran about 25 miles total. In the years Coach Jim Felty was coaching me (I am now self coached) he always had me take a huge break after each marathon. I always went with it and never had an injury. Then last year I became a little too greedy following the Chicago Marathon, did not follow that advice, and boom….torn calf. So I do believe the advice that skipping proper recovery WILL come back to haunt you eventually.
This upcoming week I will run 6 days and hit maybe 35-40 miles? No real plan though. I am coming up with a racing schedule also. The races that definitely made the line up leading up to Boston are now in my right side bar (along with cleaning/updating that side bar a bit) but more unplanned races WILL pop up that I will jump in last minute. I LOVE TO RACE! There is a local half marathon in the next 6 weeks that I am contemplating buuuuut we will have to wait and see on that one. Here they are listed for those on smartphone viewing:
I’ve had some questions from people asking if I will run the Seashore National 50K again and sadly it is not on the list. I know that I said before that I wanted to run it again and make the top 10 of the Top American 50K females List but the recovery time is equivalent to the recovery period for a marathon. It’s impossible for me to fit that in along with Boston Marathon training without pushing that fine line of stressing the body too much. Truth is, I want to run it ALL, but something has to give. I do not want another repeat of last year where I was sidelined for the majority of the spring season. I’m kinda bummed about that decision but I think it is for the best. Don’t ask me the morning of the 50K though, I might be a bit pity party about not running it.
Anyway, that’s where I am at. If any of my readers have any questions or things you’d like to hear me write up let me know or else I’ll probably be quiet for awhile until my running life is back in full swing 🙂
Wishing all my friends who are running the Marine Corps Marathon (GO NAVY!) and New York City in the next few weeks LOTS of Luck and Fun! Let me know if you are running either because I am already going to be a runner tracking machine that day and would love to add more to that excitement. Have a great week everyone!