How was your weekend? Mine was filled with lots of pool time, teaching spin, a birthday party and naps. We missed strawberry picking but are going to try to get blueberries later this week instead. I’m trying to squeeze in my favorite summer activities this month before our lives are changed with a newborn!
I also got some good news last week, which you may have already seen on Instagram…
I got in!
I’m not sure if I should be elated or terrified, or maybe a bit of both. I usually would not recommend that a running client run a full marathon just six months postpartum. I know I will need to be extra cautious to listen to my body and build up very slowly and carefully.
I won’t be setting any crazy goals and I really doubt I’ll hit the 50-60 miles that I was running in the training cycle last fall.
However, I’m excited to have a goal to train for and the timing is really perfect. A January race gives me more time to bounce back and train than the east coast fall marathons. And I know I would be miserable trying to get out of bed for long runs in the winter time if I were training for a spring marathon.
January is a happy medium. Plus I can meet up with many of the friends that we left there!
I also finalized my fall half:
I’ve never run this race, but it’s in driving distance and fits the timeline I was looking for. Plus, there’s a kids run for L.
I’ll talk more about my training plan as it gets closer. For now, I’m going to continue to run if it feels good, but taper off for “labor” day. Just a few more weeks to go!
Have you started to plan out your fall training?
What’s the next big race on your calendar?