After one day of crazy weather…we are back to our normal Colorado awesomeness!
Really, does it get any better?
Ken wouldn’t know, he rode at 5:45 this morning. It was still dark when he got BACK. Ewww.
Since my marathon, I have done an awesome job of running about 15 miles. In.three.weeks. Quite the change from 35-40 per week! Part of it was that I needed time to recover, part of it has been my shoulder being too painful to do anything and part of it has been that I am NOT an elite athlete like my husband and can get away with loving a warm bed a little more than a run!
Another factor is that I am done with THE race! I made it through my year of training and my schedule is suddenly clear. Running a marathon is kind of like having a kid…as soon as you finish your first one, everyone asks when you are doing your next one! The truth is, I don’t know. I REALLY enjoy long runs and the
excessive eating schedule…but 26.2 miles on the hard roads maybe isn’t my thing. I loved the half marathon distance and am thinking about sticking around there for a while…or….something else that interests me is a trail marathon. I know it will take longer to run…but I LOVE running on the dirt (and my body likes it a lot more too).
A difference with how I will be training is going to be a lot more cross training. I really want to get on my bike and enjoy some lower impact cardio. I feel like I built up a great running base this year and I want to mess around with other things. I would TRY (I suck at it) swimming, but I don’t belong to a gym and swimming in a frozen lake doesn’t work so well!
With all of that said…I MAY be running a 6k race tomorrow with Lauren (on the cyclocross course!!) or we may just go for a nice run. Either way, it will be a blast!
Here are some races I am thinking about/planning on doing next year!
Sage Burner 25k Trail Race (15ish miles)
Teva Trail 10k
American Discovery Trail Marathon (50/50 on this…depends if my friend Kelly does it and is looking for someone to run with-because that would be AWESOME!)
Just some thoughts!
Being lazy again this afternoon and not doing anything…go me! Well-there is that Rocky Mounts event we are hitting up tonight…gotta pick up Ken’s race bibs for tomorrows big Boulder Cup race