So, what the heck have I been up to since the marathon? Well, in a nutshell, NOT running! I love running and I still get out there once a week to make sure I remember how to do it but I'm also enjoying other things at the moment including not having to schedule my weekend around a long run, hanging out with friends, lots of cooking, and focusing more on weight training instead of cardio.
|Halloween with the bro!|
|I'm not following this schedule at all but I am getting in all the workouts...flexibility people!|
March 25, 2012: Mercer Island Half Marathon
I ran this race back in 2009 as my second half marathon and really enjoyed it. You run around Mercer Island (literally!) and it's often promoted as the first race to kickoff running season in Seattle. It's relatively small, the weather is usually perfectly cool and well organized. I ran the 10K option last year and PR'd!
|Way back in 2009, the last time I ran the Mercer half!|
June 23, 2012: Rock and Roll Seattle Half Marathon
Three months after Mercer I'm running my 4th Rock and Roll race in Seattle. I LOVE THIS RACE, but I'm not in love with the fact that they are completely changing the course and the anticipation of how hilly the new course will be is already stressing me out. Last year I PR'd but didn't quite get that sub 2 hour goal.
Question: Anyone out there running any crazy races next year? Any ultras out there? I can't say the thought of an ultra marathon didn't cross my mind post marathon, but those crazy thoughts will be pushed in the back of my brain for now.