Thursday, April 7, 2011

Feeling Lost

While it wouldn't be unusual for me to feel a little lost on a long run since I get myself turned around pretty easily, it's not that kind of lost I'm feeling. I trained since Christmas for my half and had a definite plan for running. Now that my half is over, I'm not quite sure what to do. I know I want to keep running. And I like my easy/fast/long plan in running. But without a goal, I just don't know what to do with those runs.

There are quite a few 5K's locally coming up. The problem is it seems we have other busy-ness going on every weekend. I want to break 28:00 (that was originally 30:00, but it seems I'm getting faster) in a 5K but didn't think I could do it so soon after a half.

There is a 10K May 21 in a nearby town. The travel would be minimal and the cost goes toward a good cause. I'd love to try and break 60 in that one. I made a training plan with SmartCoach on Runner's World for this one. The problem is that it doesn't account for the fact that I can already run more than 6 on my long runs and can run faster than what it says for my tempo runs. I know I can just adjust it, but I'm not quite sure how to do that.

Then, as much as I kept saying I was done training for anything longer than a 10K during my half training, I loved running the half. Absolutely loved it. So, obviously, I'd like to run another. And if I run another Rock N Roll race, I get an additional medal. There's one in San Antonio in November and one in Vegas in December...down the night. Wouldn't that rock?


  1. Go for it! Run another half!!! Maybe a marathon will be after that?! And don't forget to enjoy some down time... do Zumba, the elliptical, or start swimming.

  2. And I forgot to add that my hubby and I are looking at doing 25 miles in the Hotter N Hell ride. Maybe.