Amazingly, I don’t have another race for a couple of weeks. I know, can you believe it? I need a break after this last round of racing. However, four half marathons in four states in under 51 days got me a new Half Fanatics moon. I don’t see myself moving up any more levels anytime soon.
My next race is technically 4/14, but it’s a ten miler that I’m mostly using for training. After that, I have Katie‘s wedding shower race (IronGirl Columbia) followed the next weekend by the Frederick Half. With another set of back-to-back halfs, I don’t plan to all-out race IronGirl (sorry Kim!) so I can prevent injury before Frederick. Frederick is hilly, but if I can get some speedwork in, I might try to use those hills to my advantage and push my time.
After this past weekend’s race, I know that I need to step up my training and also get in some cross training. Today is Wednesday and it’s the first day that I’m not sore. That’s saying something. Some of the leg soreness was likely due to the camber of the road, and there’s not a lot that can be done about that. But my glutes were sore, and weirdly, so were my pecs and abs. What does that mean? More cross-training is definitely needed.
My weight training has definitely fallen off. I injured my wrist doing who knows what and haven’t picked up the weights since. I also need to get back on my bike. I may hop on the bike tonight (it’s still in the trainer) and use that to shake out my legs before leaping back into running this weekend.
I need to get myself back into a good training regimen.