Setting a PR is one of the best feelings you can have in a runners world. After many months of hard training I accomplished my goal and have no regrets…. So why am I feeling a little blah?? After Houston, I immediately had Little Rock to switch my focus and attention on. I didn’t have much time to stop and think because I had another big race. So now here I am. My next marathon is not until November (NYC!!) and I am wondering what’s next. This is all very surprising to me. I just didn’t think I would like running marathons this much. Who knew 26.2 miles could be so addicting?!
I am working on my racing calendar for the next few months and I do have a lot of variety. Just no marathons. Why is it so hard (and annoying) to switch gears? I guess it doesn’t help that Boston is just a few weeks away and I still have one more year before it’s my turn. Patience. So in the meantime, I’ve got a few 5K’s, a 10K and a possible half marathon. I decided that I needed a few racing goals to help motivate me:
5K- I would like to run in the mid to low 19’s. I think I can do this with the right training.
10K- Honestly, I would just like a repeat of the track 10K I did but in an official race! (sub 40 min.10K)
HM- I want to go sub 1:30.
So there you have it. I guess I’ll have a few more “blah” days before getting back into things this weekend. I know my body and mind needed a break. I’m trying to embrace the break from running but I’ll be glad to get back into my routine.
How do you feel the first few days after a marathon? (Besides sore!)