I took a few days off after the half because I didn’t feel like I normally do after a half. I normally don’t feel as sore and I rebound quicker. (Maybe I don’t usually push as hard as I should). Not to mention that nasty blister… but being me … and having the itch to run, you know I couldn’t wait long.
So, I bought these blister protectors at walgreens called Compass Blister Guards and I stuck one on top of my blood blister and put on my Balega Blister Guard socks and headed out for a 5 mile run yesterday. I didn’t run too hard considering my muscles were still a little tight, but I ran a nice 8:27 pace.
It felt good. The sun was out, the temp was in the low 40s and I even saw my friend Amanda and chased her for the time we ran the same path 😛 .
I will ease back into my 5 day a week run schedule and crosstrain in the meantime. I am still listening to my body and considering what’s next race wise. I need to think about how I FEEL and how I WELL I can honestly train before I commit to something big.
I want to BQ but I am thinking that may have to be a fall race (just thinking out loud here). I’ll need to really ramp up my speed and strength work to see significant improvement in my times and I’ll have to build my base milage, also. I could run a full in April, no problem, but to BQ a full in April, seems unlikely given that that’s only 12 weeks away and what it would take to do that. Thinking a half PR may be a better goal for April/May instead… and then time off in summer and a PR/possible BQ full in late fall is my plan.
What do you think? Is this a good plan for me?
How are your fitness plans panning out?