I haven’t written anything yet about what is next for me with running and racing. I have to say that at this time last year, I was sooooooo happy that marathon training was done. I had PR’d at the Hyannis marathon only two months before, but didn’t perform well at the 2014 Boston. I wasn’t particularly upset about not doing well at Boston-Everybody has off days, and I was simply excited to have a whole summer of shorter races ahead of me. I spent the summer working really hard at improving my speed with weekly tempo work and regular track work sessions.
This year, I launched into training for the Hyannis marathon with a vengeance. I was more than 100% confident that I was going to hit a 3:08. I trained, like a boss, for that stupid marathon that was cancelled because of the stupid snow. (I’m not bitter at all, huh?) I got over it, claimed the motto that “it is what it is” and I moved on. I set my sights on my spring marathon, The Boston Marathon. I’ve said it before-Boston is a party to me. No matter what goal I set, it is way more of a celebration than a platform in which to display my athletic improvements. It’s just not an easy Race day(for me).
So here I am, end of April already! I feel like I did very well at Boston: Given the day, the weather, the waiting around…..i did great and didn’t turn into a popsicle when I finished (ALMOST, though, ALMOST). But I didn’t hit the goal my coach had set for me. I often feel like “all the things” need to align in order for me to have the “perfect race.” Some of those things, for me, are weather and waiting around to start for a race. I don’t like waiting! I just want to GET GOING ALREADY PLEASE AND THANK YOU.
Now I’m debating a May full marathon. I’ve had a few in the back of my mind for a while now. Pretty much since Hyannis was cancelled, I guess. It’s been a topic hashed out between my running partner and I (who is glowing & due at any moment, might I add). She knows how I feel/felt about the differences between running the Hyannis Marathon & running Boston is for Children’s: Running Hyannis is for me. Hyannis was for PR’ing and setting my goals up high. Running Boston is for Childen’s: slapping ALL the kids hands that I possibly can, stopping for hugs, and making the day of it….having an absolute blast with it. I’m proud that I did that exact thing once again this year.
So the more I think about it….The more I kind of want to do one of the May marathons that I’ve been looking at! I’m not tired, I’m not suffering from a post marathon burn out, and I feel great. All reasons to keep going strong until May. I’ve researched running double marathons and I think I really do stand to make a time I want (not 3:08. However, kinda close)
I’m writing this post and I have no idea where I’m going with it. So…I guess it’s more “thinking out loud” to share my thoughts and kind of organize them a little!
Whether or not I do (another!) spring full is still up in the air. Regardless, I plan to still have an Amazing spring/summer of shorter races that will be great times with friends!
And now for some randomness.
-Today is THE BEST DAY!!! I have a date night with my BFF!!!
My husband bought me (and bff) tickets to see my FAVORITE: ERIC CHURCH!!!
Why did he buy me tickets??? Well my friends, because Eric Church is my FAVORITE…aaaaaaand……because….. FRIDAY IS MY BIIIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!
I hope to have a a few minutes today to write a post for friday….but if not? HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!!
Any other May babies?
Ever do two marathons within a few weeks of one another?