I saw my chiropractor yesterday. He looked at my chart at noted that my past four visits have been preceded by races. I told him that I was working my way down from the full marathon and not to worry because my next visit wouldn’t be after a race….except I forgot about the 5k that I’m considering in July.
I’m kind of just going with the post-race runner’s high. I have resisted signing up for any future half marathons. And I’m still definitely not on board to run another full marathon. The half marathon might be my thing, though.
Oh, and I have a 5k this Friday. I’ve run this course several times and it is TOUGH. It’s in the afternoon so it tends to be hot. I am not going into this race with a mindset of beating my previous 5k times. I’m going to hope for 30 minutes.
This past week, I did a terrible job logging my miles on dailymile. I just looked back at my app to get my activity.
Tuesday – 2 miles in the neighborhood.
Wednesday – 3.42 miles
Thursday – 3 miles
Friday – rest day! packet pick-up!
Saturday – RACE DAY!! 13.1 miles in 2:00:39. See my full race report here.
Sunday – Rest day! Much deserved! (I also walked one mile with the family.)
Monday – 2 miles in 22 minutes. I was super sore. I felt better for about an hour after the run and then my muscles started to tense up from sitting.
Future goals: I think for the month of June, I want to go all out with the 30-day Shred. The only thing stopping me is waking up early in the morning (I don’t want to do that.) So the goal is to do the Shred workout 4-5 times each week until I complete all three levels. This week is a good one to do level 1. Then I can do level 2 for two weeks and level 3 for two weeks. I’ll miss a couple of days at the very end of the month, but I think this is a good challenge for me.
I’m going to keep running, but cut it back to shorter distances (3-4 mile runs instead of 8-10 mile runs.) I’ll reevaluate my running later this summer and see where I am for a fall half marathon.
Also I need to get my eating/water consumption in check. This is a huge one for me. So stay tuned. I may not be training for a particular race, but I’m still training.