Back in the middle of January I ran a Marathon. Twas the goal race for the end of the season, and it finished with a PR but a big pile of disappointment basically due to me crumbling like a cookie and a 35 mph headwind…..that race left me feeling well………..Pretty Pissed Off.
The only positive after the race was, It was the start of my OFF SEASON. Yes, I actually take one per year. Some runners don’t but its really just a personal choice. If I didn’t take an off season, I’d be one hot angry mess. I love running completely and absolutely but like all good relationships, I need a break sometimes. So what have I been up to? Well plenty and nothing at all. Its been glorious.
Week 1- Zero running, 100% sleeping in and lots of Wine! Steller week in my opinion. Oh, and lots of Mr. Pibb for two days post race. Its tradition.
Week 2- 25 miles of running and catching up with my Lady Lemmings. This felt okay, but still managed to sleep in on Saturday. Divine!
Week 3- Work travel and a bad attitude with 4 whole miles ran. I walked alot in the airport and always took the stairs. :) That counts right?
Week 4- Mercedes Half Marathon for fun, Paced a friend for 11 miles then sped up and finished, what a great time. Seriously this experience gave me just what I needed. A low pressure race to remember why Running is the BOMB.com.
That was my exciting month of unscheduled running. I bet you are biting your nails wondering what I have up my sleeve next? Wait no longer because this is the plan! * All plans are subject to change based on mood, hunger level, and craziness!
Today, I start a new training plan focusing on the 10k distance. I have a goal 10k for May and I would love and will obtain a sub 50 minute 10k.
After that begins the pursuit for the sub 1:50 Half Marathon. Where will this be? MONTANA!!!!! Ironman and I are going to Missoula for their half & full in July. I can’t wait, I am so stinking excited to see Montana, and to see my Real Life and Internet Friend Monica! She is fabulous!!! July can’t get here fast enough.
My fall Marathon will be my hometown race…. Rocket City Marathon, the course has been changed, and I don’t know how I feel about this, but we shall see. If I don’t get a sub 4 here, I will probably burst into flames of rage! Haaa just kidding…………..
A pretty exciting year is upon me, and I plan to really speed up and take no prisoners. I got this! Head up Wings out! Booyah!