Hi guys! It’s been a few weeks since the marathon and I wanted to catch you up on my running plans for the next couple months.
After the 2013 NYC marathon I felt a bit lost. I liked having a scheduled running routine, but I knew I couldn’t run the same amount of mileage I had been during training and wasn’t quite sure where to go from there. This resulted in me going towards heavy weight lifting to compensate for the lack of running I was doing. Newsflash: running and bodybuilding DON’T mix. They have contradictory goals and I started to feel them. My frame felt heavy while I was running and it slowed down my paces. Needless to say, I wont be going in that direction again.
This year, I am going to continue to work with Jess and focus on some different goals than my norm- shorter races & faster paces. I’m excited for the “change of pace” so to speak. I’ve always focused on long distance running and to be honest, shorter & faster runs during a cold winter sound much more fun!
I’ve also been enjoying my runs while slowly building back my mileage. I did a 5k Turkey Trot in Baltimore over Thanksgiving and a Holiday Lights run with Jess and some other Race Pace Runners this past Friday night.
Are you registered for any shorter races over the coming months? If so, tweet me & let me know! I’m looking for some new ones to round out my calendar.