Back At It


Monday: 20min upper body, 3m easy 9:00/pace

Last week I began running after 8 days completely off. I did an easy 3 miler on a gorgeous Sunday, because i couldn’t help myself and felt fantastic. Usually after a race some pain is nagging or lingering, but this time nothing! After a few more easy running days this past week I can honestly say I still have a spring in my step and do not feel at all worn down.


I haven’t decided what’s next. I’m sure i’m not the only runner at the end of their season that doesn’t know what distance to conquer next. I guess I haven’t felt this satisfied after a racing year to relax and enjoy a time away from a schedule. Not that i’m not thinking of running every second of the day, or wondering what marathon i’ll try to BQ or which half marathon I’ll attempt a 1:30… but it’s fun to consider all options. πŸ™‚

Monday: 20min upper body

Tuesday: 6.9m 8:06/pace

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 4m easy 8:45/pace

Friday: 40min lower body

Saturday: 11.3m easy 8:15/pace

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 22.1

How much time do you take off after an goal race?

How long do you wait to start putting new races on Β your schedule this time of year??

Author: She's Going the Distance


4 thoughts on “Back At It

  1. Great pace for your Saturday long run! That dessert looks amazing! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Key to a girl’s heart!

  2. I haven’t started planning races yet either (besides a potential one in May of next year). I just have no idea where I’ll be each weekend so it’s hard to plan ahead. For now it’s more fun to just enjoy running for the pure enjoyment of it!

  3. Happy birthday to Cameron – hope you get to tell how things were ‘in your day’ πŸ˜€

    Love the pics – hope you guys have fun with Battlefront, I haven’t heard great things so I didn’t buy – have actually been replaying the old PSP ‘Battlefront II Renegade Squadron’ 2007 game on my PS Vita. Why grow up? πŸ™‚

    I haven’t planned any races, and not sure what next year holds for me either … oh well, I’ll keep running for the joy of it (like pickyrunner said) and find something between 3 – 50 miles to race in next year, or the year after – when both kids are settled in at college πŸ™‚

  4. I hate all the weird seafood apart from fish but your octopus was cute πŸ˜€
    I normally only take a few days off after a big race, a week max after a marathon. However, with my last marathon I ran it injured so I had to take about a month off afterwards.. that sucked.
    And definitely planning and thinking about all the races for next spring but not signing up quite yet.. As you said it’s nice to know the options!

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