So, the marathon is over – now what?
A return to normalcy!
Well to start – a “relaxing” December. I use the term loosely because I still workout 6ish days a week. I love it. It makes me feel strong and fit, it clears my head after a long day at the office, and allows me a little wiggle room to indulge in all of the holiday treats and drinks on the weekends.
While at the peak of my training (and in serious running shape) I went a little nuts and registered for a few half-marathons in 2012. With more on the way.
Which means I should probably add in long runs again come the new year. And by long runs I mean 10-11 miles. You have no idea how good it feels to write that. And to know that I will have no association with the words 18 or 20 miles in the future.
January – Pacific Coast Trail Run – 21 Km (13 Miles. Yes, I too had to Google the conversion from kilometers to miles.)
I REALLY want to do a trail race. I feel like it would be a lot of fun, and also give me a very solid excuse to buy the New Balance Minimus Trails. Plus there just so happens to be a couple of lovely Bay Area running girls running it as well! Friends + Trail Run? Sold!
April – US Half “The Other Half”
Not going to sugarcoat, but I’m running this for the 2nd “dual” medal, and to get my medal from November’s US Half since they forgot to order the correct ones for us then. Why run races if not for the hardware?
July – SF Marathon – 2nd Half
Back to the scene of my first half-marathon. Since I have my high-school reunion this year, I figured I may as well go all-out reunion style and get reacquainted with the half that ruined my legs for a ~month. (Not training at all may have had something to do with it.)
June – Dipsea Race
I am DYING to run this race. When registration opens I will be obsessively at my computer downloading the application and mailing it in at that exact moment. Come to think of it, I should probably take PTO that day.
August – The Giant Race
I ran this last year, loved the course, got a high-five from Brian Wilson around Mile 5, and really, I just want another bobblehead.
October – Primos Run
Simply put, they have really good pizza. And I would imagine runners get some type of coupon or voucher to eat there at some point after the race.
November – US Half
Because why not make it a bi-yearly occurrence?
I love the half-marathon distance (it’s like a Goldilocks-esque “juuuust right” for me), and I’m excited to be able to focus on getting faster, while maintaining a consistent level of fitness needed for those types of races.
Marathon you were fun for a little while, but I think we need a break. 🙂
Hope you have a great Wed-nes-day! (I can no longer type that word without saying it like that.)