Yesterday I went for my first run post Marine Corps Marathon. I was itching to run all week but reminded myself that it’s VERY important to allow enough recovery time if you want to attempt back to back marathons. Friday morning I decided not to make the trip up to NYC for the marathon and deferred till next year. As it would turn out the race was cancelled anyways. [a decision I think they should have made earlier in the week......]
- Mile 1: 8:00
- Mile 2: 8:10
- Mile 3: 8:15
- Mile 4: 7:27
- Mile 5: 7:17
- Mile 6: 6:56
My heart felt happy to be on the trail doing something I love. My legs got carried away and ended up running faster than I had planned.
This morning I went for an easy 10 miler. I realized that yet again everything that happens in life works out exactly as it is supposed to. There is no way these legs would have happily carried me through another 26.2 today. 10 miles was enough.
- Mile 1: 8:35
- Mile 2: 8:32
- Mile 3: 8:34
- Mile 4: 8:42
- Mile 5: 8:30
- Mile 6: 8:37
- Mile 7: 8:17
- Mile 8: 7:57
- Mile 9: 8:00
- Mile 10: 7:56
I know I should rest and I should just run one marathon this fall – but I don’t want to.
I want to tackle the 26.2 distance again.
I have no time expectations – which feels good.
My only goal is to feel as happy as I did during MCM a week ago.
I want to high five little kids. I want to smile at photographers. I want to point to girls in sparkle skirts. I want feel filled to the brim with joy. I want an endorphin high.
Richmond Marathon….here I come……
Were you planning on running New York City Marathon today? Will you run another marathon? What do you think of their decision to cancel at the last minute?
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