Oh yea, that was today. I knew the Ragnar race was in the area because a member of my running group was looking to fill a spot on his team. I didn’t jump on it because I couldn’t shell out that kind of money right now and I want to wait to do the race with girls. Maybe even girls I know. Anyways, I didn’t give it much thought after that Facebook shout out This morning when the hubby came home from work he mentioned seeing decorated vans. That’s when it clicked. Today was the Ragnar Relay race and I was super, super jealous.
Did I mention I have not run in TWO WEEKS!!! Instantly sad and I’ve made a pack with myself that I WILL run a relay one day.
I’ve found myself seriously slacking off since my last half marathon. I haven’t run at all since the last race due to IT band issues/laziness. When there isn’t a race to train for, I find my motivation to be virtually nonexistent. I haven’t followed a training plan for my last two half marathons, but I did for my first one. I do, however, have a general guideline and always make sure to do one long run per week with increasing distance. Since I have nothing to get my butt moving, I got super anxious and make a workout plan for October. This, my friends, is what OCD looks like:
My goal is to mix in running with more cross training. Especially yoga and track workouts to improve speed.
I’ve been toying around with two goals for 2013. I’ve thought about increasing my racing and going for 12 races next year. I only did 5 this year (a 5k, a 4-mile, a 10k and 2 half’s) so this will be a big jump. I would do races of different lengths, but without a doubt do a few half’s and a marathon (or two). OR I could go for speed work. Qualifying for the New York City Marathon would be a dream.
What do you prefer- distance or speed?
What are your goals for 2013?