I’ve often heard people say they don’t want to set a goal of running a race because they feel like they’ll stop (or they did stop) after meeting the goal. After having completed the Napa to Sonoma Half, I can definitely see how it’s better to make the fitness level a goal rather than a specific race. I haven’t given up the running. In fact, I’ve only missed two runs since I’ve gotten back (you know, in that really long time of less than two weeks), but I feel that one of them is justified since I donated blood that day.
I feel like running is definitely part of my workout routine now. I feel like a junkie looking for her next race fix. However, I am having a hard time with the longer runs. I feel like 5-6 miles is good. Beyond that? Meh. I’m going to try to stick to a schedule of doing either 8 or 10 miles on a weekend as my long run, and I hope that keeps me in half-marathon shape for when the next one comes up.
What I have been slacking on is this. My goal from here out is to try to get 2-3 posts each week. I hope to have more discussions on training methods and tools, more articles, and, of course, more running without air.