Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I went for a nice little recovery run with hubby after work today. It felt good to get my legs moving again and a lot of the discomfort in my quads quickly disappeared.

5K @ 6:08 pace (3mi @ 9:52 pace)

For the first time in months, I find myself in a state of limbo with no race on the schedule. I'm using the down time to regroup mentally and hopefully enjoy lots of leisurely runs (and cross-training). I know my body needs some recovery time after a few intense months of pounding the pavement, and my mind could use a little break as well. I love having races on the calendar, but it's also nice having a little bit more freedom and flexibility. This Sunday, I'm gonna run as far and as fast (or slow) as I feel like.

A few people have asked if I'll be running any more races in 2008, and the answer is no. I'm retiring for the year, with a shoe-box full of bibs and medals to show for it.

But don't you worry, training for 2009 will be starting in no time; 25 days to be exact... December 1st. The 2009 race calendar (13 planned so far) will be posted on Friday.


Melanie said...

can't wait to read about the plan!!! i'm starting to look at a few as well! enjoy your sunday run...whatever you decide to do :)

Julianne said...

Wow! 13 in 2009?? Awesome. Can't wait to see what they are! Any in California??? ;-)

J said...

wow 13 races for 2009 that is awesome! Glad the quads are feeling better.

BeachRunner said...

Enjoy this slow 'n easy recovery time. You will be ready for a busy 2009.

*aron* said...

ohhh cant wait to see what's in store for 09!