Wednesday, November 5, 2008

You stand at the edge while people run you through

Here's Lynn and I about 2 minutes after finishing NY. I was 2 seconds ahead of her. Lynn, I have no idea how you ran in long sleeves! I dont look too terrible for having just finished something utterly stupid. For the record, I was one of 10 Front Runners who ran 2 marathon in 3 weeks. We've got a nice club of crazy.

I ran for the first time last night. A nice slow 4 miles in the warm drizzle. My quads were still a little sore, feeling a bit better today.

I'm starting to look a head a bit. I know I'll be doing 3 more races this year. The Race to Deliver, a 4 miler. This is a fund raiser and I'm not sure how I'm going to run since I am gettng tattooed he day before. Really, I shouldn't run at all after that.
The Klinerman 10k, which is a club points race, the last of the year. It's 2 days after I get back from Africa so I may be totally messed up. The Hot Chocolate 15k on 12/20. Last year I hit this one outa the park, running 1:15:18 (8:05 pace) on a hilly course in Central park about 2 weeks after DNFing in Philly. I'd like to try and do the same this year.

Then there's the spring. I am thinking of doing the Jersey Marathon in May. It's close by, it's cheap, I can take the train. I think I'd follow Pfitz again. Only issue is the 18 weeks. That would start the end of Dec. I'm not sure I'm ready to go back into 18 weeks again. I want to rest a bit, I want to be on my bike again, and I'd like to spend some time in the pool. The other side of that is I'm not sure the 12 week plan is enough. I'm guessing I could jump into 18 weeks a little further along with the right base. Comments from the peanut gallery?


Mr. Satan A. Chilles said...

Forget 18 weeks, you have your base already. Make it 14 weeks and just keep some maintenance runs on the 'schedule' until January sometime. And keep doing those smaller races, that helps, too.

And congratulations on the marathon. It was a nice day for the team, wasn't it?

DogPound said...

Yes, great day for the team. Maybe the best showing we've had.

Thanks for the input. Really, I should wait til I'm 100% before making any silly race decisions.

Girl In Motion said...

Love the photo! I can hear your happy laughter from here.

I'm jealous of you doing the NJ marathon, or rather, I wish it was in the Fall, it sounds like a lot of fun and a great course. If you can keep your fitness up, 12 weeks should cover you fine! Yay, more marathon trials and tribulations for me to read about. :-)

TiredMamaRunning said...

You look like you kicked ass and had a blast in the photo! I am still barely moving 2 weeks after my marathon....I'm blown away that you ran two quality marathons in three weeks!

Hope you have a great trip to Africa. That's gonna be awesome...can't wait to read all about it after!