I tend to have a lot to say after running a half marathon.
Well. I’m not in the clear just yet- when it comes to training, anyway.
There’s still ZOOMA going down next month in Lake Geneva.
(Click HERE to sign up and use the promo “GLAMB1” for a discount on registration!)
No lie- I hesitated when first approached with the opportunity to be an ambassador. Mostly because I have a tendency to suffer serious burnout.
However, I currently feel awesome and am still pretty excited about a mini-destination race. And yes- crossing state borders makes this a “destination”. I don’t travel much.
My only real concern is the course itself.
Us Chicago kids are completely spoiled and I’ll be the first to admit it.
Our courses are flat. Flat. And, dependent on where the race is, even more flat.
Hence my nonexcitement after the Go! St. Louis Half in 2011. Even long gradual inclines give me something to whine about.
The rest of this week is still me doing what I want- which may include a half-assed workout here or there. I only took one official day of rest, and my first run post race was Tuesday night. Nothing exciting or crazy. It was approximately two very slow miles.
Next week? That’s when we get back into the swing of things. And take on a new challenge in training.
Remember how I’m not a big fan of speed intervals? I have a feeling they’ll be a cake walk compared to the hill workouts coming my way. They’ll have to be created on the treadmill due to lack of resources in Chicago (did I not mention how flat this city is?), which makes it worse for my attention span.
But how are we supposed to grow as human beings without a little challenge here and there?
But that can wait until next week. I earned my lazy workouts this week and shall enjoy them accordingly.