In the past 2 months, I have ran 5 Half Marathons and 1 Marathon. And now I’m beyond burnt out. I admit that I signed up for all of these races, so it is only my fault that I am burnt out…but I can only change what happens going forward.
Funny thing is, that at one point last week, I was debating running another marathon on Sunday because I have been disappointed about not reaching my Sub-4 goal during the NJ Marathon. However I quickly realized that probably wasn’t the best idea, especially since I had no desire to run 26.2 miles after running 26.2 miles just two weeks ago.
Sometimes there are more important things than running a marathon. Like spending time with my six best friends from high school in Connecticut this weekend. Even though we all live in different cities now, we try to find a couple of weekends a year to get all back together, and I knew I couldn’t miss this…
Love these girls.
Photo with the boys.
Everytime I go back to CT, I want to move back almost immediately. Don’t get me wrong, I love NYC (most of the time), but I miss the beaches, trees, fresh air, driving, and grocery shopping without waiting in line for 40 minutes.
You can’t beat those views.
Back to running:
Other than the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday, I have really not been running at all. I’m not one of those people who can continuiously marathon train through out the year. I need a break. So my plan is not to start Marathon Training (for Chicago) until June 11th, therefore I am “taking off” the next three weeks. By “taking off”, I mean I am not going to follow any plan or schedule. If I feel like running one day, then I will lace up my sneakers for a short jog but for the most part, I just want a relaxing three weeks without concentrating on tempo runs, or negative splits.
Also, while I am going to be marathon training this summer, I’m still going to take a little break from races.
Here is my *limited* race plan for the summer:
That’s it. I’m not allowing myself to sign up for any more races. EVERYONE, PLEASE HOLD ME TO THIS.
But if I was going to sign up for another race this summer, what would you suggest? TELL ME :)