Well, three days after the race. As great as I felt after that race, I couldn’t finish my 4 mile training today. Guess I have a longer recovery time to get back to half marathons that I first thought. Haven’t been challenged like this in awhile in my running adventures, which is good. It kinda of shows I had become complacent in my training before. No real time improvements. No longer runs added. Just… maintaining. So, now it shows that I have steps to take and what the training pain felt like and what I can take during training sessions again. Some of it could have been a lack of water. The route was in the sun more than I thought. It was warmer that I thought. And, I’m still learning how my body responds to humidity. So challenges all around. Which makes the long term goal feel farther away. But, I hope to be a better runner overall because of this process.
So, I’ve recently moved. And hurt myself shortly after. It’s been almost one month since my last run. I did register for Bull City Race Fest. It will my third run this week. I am bummed that I can’t run the half marathon. But I’m happy to be racing with others. So I have no real pressure to finish with a stellar time. But I should still finish. I’ll keep working on running in packs of people and use it more as another training run. Also, at the expo, I did get a new race idea and a discount for the first run of a challenge medal. So, a goal for this weekend, broadstroke a 2017 race calendar.