Week 2 of no mileage running. Here’s how it went!
It’s the beginning of my off season, and I have three goals in these four weeks. Read below for what’s in store.
This was the prep week for my Goal Race. Although I’d done several races this season — beginning in December — I viewed them mostly as training races (i.e., I didn’t taper) and trying to race myself into shape after basically taking a year off. Doing prep was like riding a bike — felt good to feel the nerves again.
This was a week to start prepping and conversely tapering for my last event the season. This meant a combo of easy runs and one brutal run. See below for the details.
Qualifying for Boston was my Goal for four years – four years I chased that thing! And after I got it, I was kind of like “Now what?” At 50, I knew I didn’t want to keep putting that pounding on my body, and I was also no longer interested in the time suck of marathon training. My trainer/coach is a track guy, and his other runners are track athletes, so I thought that would be a good challenge. I’m not fast enough to be competitive in the really short stuff or even the middle distances (800m), but it seemed a natural fit to transition down to 10000m.
It was a fun and humbling week. See below for the details.
The surprising high and inexplicable low. OK, a little dramatic. Here’s how the week went.