I am a SERIOUS SLACKER!I promised myself I would take a month off of running after Boston. I am sticking to that promise, but as I read all of the blogs everyone is back to running and many are even racing already. Wow!
For me, it has been a long hard FIGHT to get to Boston (years). After finally qualifying in Oct. 2009, and becoming even more motivated, I injured my hip in a half marathon PR race at the end of Nov. So, I didn't get to train exactly as I wanted to Boston, but I did manage to complete my long runs and made it to the starting line. Woo Hoo! Mission accomplished! With that all said and done, I will continue to honor my efforts with 2 more weeks of rest from running. In the mean time, I will continue to walk, or possibly bike some, if I get motivated to air up the tires.
What's next? Upon my return to running - 2 weeks and 1 day from now - oh yes, I'm counting, I will work on getting my base back for the first 4 weeks. After the 4 weeks of grueling heat acclimation , I will then add speed work. As I type, I can hardly stand it.
Hello speed work - I have missed you so much, I promise to reunite with you soon.
Later in the summer I would like to work on getting my 5k times down. I realize summer in MS is not the time to work on fast 5ks, but I will work toward improving my time as much as possible in the heat and humidity. This will lead me into training for something in the fall. Currently, I am thinking about the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL in Dec., but haven't totally committed yet. Anyone want to meet me in Huntsville to run a marathon? What about you Jennifer, have you decided on your next marathon?
So many marathons, so little time, too much recovery needed.