Ran 3 miles easy with my running group yesterday evening. There will be five of us running on Sunday. One running the marathon, four running the half. The marathon runner has already qualified for Boston; he's shooting for a PR and hoping to finish in the top ten of the race. Coach is one of the half runner; he's aiming to be in the top three (hoping to win, I think). While I may not be anywhere near the fastest of the bunch, I plan on having the most fun. :-)
When this race is over, I'm going to ease off on running for a few months (not quit, just ease off) and re-focus on whole body strength. I've already added in more time on my core with a goal of four times per week this month. Next week, I'm going to start some new lower body exercises. And then next month, I'm getting back to push-ups.
I'm also planning to spend more time with some leash training work with my dogs. At the moment, I can walk one or the other fairly well, but putting them together is a disaster. With less running on my schedule, I'll have more time for walking the dogs. With some consistent training, I think I should be able to walk them together in a month or so.
Packet pick-up in two days! And a some point I should figure out what exactly I'm going to wear on race day...
That sounds like a good plan. I like the idea of shifting focus so you don't get burned out and, also, so you develop in other areas.ReplyDelete
I'm planning on the doing the same thing. My half is next weekend and after that, I plan on focusing on other areas and maybe pick up a spin class. I, too, need to get my race outfit together.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good plan for post-race. Not having a long distance race in the calendar definitely frees up some time!ReplyDelete
That sounds like a good plan for after your race. I was wonderding what my next step was going to be too! I was thinking of continuing to run, but add in more weights.ReplyDelete
Great idea planning on focusing on something else - kinda keeps the mojo up...ReplyDelete
... but did I hear right.... did you say push-ups.....
agghhhhh.... I've just gone off screaming to my understairs cupboard to hide, I think I'm back to 0 on that one myself ;o)
Sounds like a great plan. Good luck on the race.ReplyDelete
I think I might hibernate for the winter...LOL!!ReplyDelete
Good good luck this weekend. Gosh I can't imagine what it would be like to KNOW that you will come in the top 3 for a half or full marathon. Local little 5K's I can do...but wowzers!! Enjoy packet pick up.
Ah, leash training. Scooter has never mastered it. Or, I should say that, WE have never mastered it!ReplyDelete
Good plan...as usual I am trying to do it all. I think swimming is going to suffer a bit, but strength and core training is a definite this winter. I need it for my back.ReplyDelete
Good luck on Sunday and, like you said, have fun!!
"whole body strength"? What's that? There's something asides our legs? ;)ReplyDelete
Good plan, girl. I got some wimpy arms myself, & it shows in the pool.
I think you'll notice a huge difference in you running when working on the whole body for strength. It looks like a wonderful plan of action!ReplyDelete
Good luck Lisa! have fun with it.ReplyDelete
I always struggle between the super cute outfit (which I probably picked up at the expo), or the outfit which I have worn the most and is the most likely to be comfortable.ReplyDelete
Good luck on the race, enjoy the reward for your hard workReplyDelete
Good luck Lisa, can't wait to hear how it goes!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a fabulous plan! Good luck in the race!ReplyDelete
Oooh, it's getting SO close now. How exciting! ;)ReplyDelete
I think your plan on having the most fun is where it's at. Best of luck!ReplyDelete
Also, I am sure your pooches will appreciate more Mama time. :)
boy you have some speedy running friends - hoping to place, if not win! wow :)ReplyDelete
i like your post-race plans. it's important to take some chill time after a race (and the long training period).
Sounds like a great plan for moving forward! Have lots of fun with the race!!!ReplyDelete