…and I’m feeling good!
One week post race, and I have had a grand time recovering/resting! I have slept in, eaten what I’ve wanted, read, relaxed, watched mindless You Tube videos with my son… drank too much wine… just a few “luxuries” I miss out on occasionally while I’m training for a race.
Alas… training resumes tomorrow. Okay, well, not hard-core training, but pre-training training. And I’m happy about it. Too weird, but it’s true. The Maui Oceanfront Half-Marathon is approximately 15 weeks away, and there’s no time to waste. I’ve enjoyed my 1-week down time, my vacation so to speak, but I’m also very happy to get back to routine.
There were a few things in Boise that I recognize I need to work extra hard on… such as my breathing… and I don’t want to lose momentum. The sooner I address and correct these issues, the better. One thing The Motivator and I are kind of religious about is analyzing our runs and races and talking about what needs improvement. We have spreadsheets and notebooks full of data and formulas and plans for the future. Seriously.
I won’t be starting this next training cycle from the beginning though… tomorrow’s run will be about 6 miles. I ran just over 13 miles last Saturday… no reason to back track. My long runs in this next cycle will look something like 10-11-12-13-14, lather, rinse, repeat. Nope, there’s no going back, and remember, my goal is to improve my pace. And how do we improve our pace? We run more miles… or so I’m told….
In the meantime, Jamesy and I are headed off to Chicago this coming Thursday, with his big race being The Chicago Marathon next Sunday. He has worked so hard these past 6 months… he’s going to rock this race and get his sub-4-hour marathon like he wants (…and I know this). This is going to be the trip of a lifetime…
We’ve also seen the bling people have been getting from Chicago’s Half-Marathon race from last weekend… it’s the size of a dinner plate!! So guess where we’re going next year?!! Oh hell yes! Here we come Chicago Half-Marathon 2016!! Both of us!! After all… it’s all about the bling!!! 😉