It’s funny I ran the Chicago Marathon just 5 weeks ago, yet some how I feel like I couldn’t run around the block. I don’t know how anyone who has run as many races as I have can still feel like she’s back at the starting line again, but I do.
This probably is not too far from the truth.
As I’ve been recovering from my tendonitis, I’ve been good. I’ve been doing some limited running. Some limited cross-training and lots of being lazy. It’s really not been a good combination for the mind or body.
So as I often do when I feel like I need a little push of motivation, I have signed up for another race. I know it’s shocking. I’m trying to drag in…. I mean I’m trying to encourage others to join in on the fun. I’ve got to say that i do miss the year we were chasing the 9 plus 1 and the fun we had. It can not be repeated as it was such a special year, but I will say racing with friends is so much better than racing alone.
I needed Chicago to prove to myself that I could still finish a marathon if I wanted to. Right now, I just want to run a half. Plus it will keep me running during the holiday’s which really will be necessary. I’m not even trying to be a super star. I just want to run to run to find my love of running and racing again. To get back to normal.
What race you ask…..
For extra motivation, I purchased the NYRR 10 week plan for this race. I want to go into this race trained. I want to get back to the confidence that comes with being trained. That being said, my goal for this race is 2:25, so I’m not expecting for this training plan to turn me into speed racer. Just to get me back into my routine of running. I miss it. I want to just let my body put in the miles and bring my mind the peace that running brings.
I have not formulated any plans other than Fred Lebow, but I do know that I just want to rediscover my passion for running. It’s not as easy as it used to be, but I already know that. This isn’t a fake it till you feel it thing either. My body is already chomping at the bit. I just have to get my head in gear.
So I’ve purchased the plan, so my head doesn’t have to do anything. Let the body do it’s job.
Tomorrow is day 1 of training….
I know what you mean. Even though I finished NYC’s marathon last week, I am no where near my running prime. I definitely want to get back into running shape for the NYC Half Marathon in March.
Good luck with the training program. Hopefully, the NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half will not be super cold next year. I still have nightmares seeing people will ice on their eyelashes, beards, mustaches, etc from this race.