It was good to get out there this morning especially since I have another race in a week! Yes, that's right, silly me signed up for a 10 miler 13 days post marathon. What was I thinking??? Well, the race was about to sell out and I got excited about the race knowing that a friend was already signed up to attempt this mileage for the first time. I figured I could take it easy race day; to just run to experience finishing on the 50 yard line and enjoy a day out there with friends. Although, I'm not sure that is what will end up happening on the 29th. I have a preferred corral because of my past participation so that may mean not as much bump and weave through the early miles which may make it difficult for me to take it easy :) We shall see!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
and 6 days later...
Saturday morning, after 6 days of eating and drinking without regard and no exercise, I decided it was time to hit the running path. I like taking a week off after marathons to physically and mentally recoup. The week off gives me time to reflect on and appreciate all that I went through in training and race day. The week away from my shoes and the road also allows my body to heal. So after 6 days I laced up the shoes and hit the road naked (without my garmin). It felt strange to leave it at home, I had this feeling of forgetting something, but it is good to do every now and again. The plan as I walked out the door was for about 4 miles. I was feeling so good at the turnaround I decided to make it 5 instead. No idea and nor do I care what my time was - it was 5 wonderfully muggy miles!