I’ve been good for the most part. I wisely only did one race out of the four this past weekend. Then yesterday I went for a nice six miles with friends using the walk/run method.
Today I went for the umpteenth visit to my Podiatrist. He was VERY pleased that I did not do the 26.2 Festival this past weekend. He is also VERY pleased with how much the inflammation has gone down due to following his advice. When I said that I did not do the 26.2 three day event and only one of them, he thought that was a good idea. He then asked when my race season was over this year. I told him that the Runner’s World event was the last one that I had for the year.
Since I’ve been a good girl, recovery is going nicely. In the last 2 weeks, I have ran a total of 10 miles with zero days of cross training
Well to be fair, I really have been very busy with other things these last two weeks. I’ve also been formulating a plan and my comeback.
Did you know that I was gone and needed a comeback?
Yes, I know that I just ran Chicago but I didn’t run it well. I’m not talking about my finish time. I’m not talking about that I walked. I’m just talking about how I felt. I did not feel strong running it and that’s what I need to work on.
I’ve got some thing mulling around of what I want to do next year, but my focus right now is to get into a place where I have my confidence back. So this will mean running a few miles a week until I’m completely healed. I want to get back to Yoga which is perfect because my friend has been asking me to go. I also plan on hitting the gym again. I do miss those weights. And if I have to I might sign up for a swimming class because then I will go (Blah).
My thought is that this will put me where I need to be long term. I imagine in a few weeks, I will get the ok to run further and push myself a little. I will balance that with the other cross training. This way when it’s go time, I will be ready to go.
What do you do during your off race season?
For the record -There is no off running season just off race season:)
Since you did not run Chicago well, do you think that you are going to do another marathon in the near future?
I think during this off season, I’m gonna really focus on cross training and doing sports (like swimming) to improve my running.
Maybe not the near future but I don’t feel like I’m done with marathon yet. Next fall I really don’t want to do a marathon as my oldest will be going off to college. So I don’t want to worry about trying for s marathon at that time.