Hi there. Lately, my blog has been nothing but the occasional race report. I thought I’d give a quick update on my run training status and subsequent racing plans.
Not surprisingly, running a 50k on an injured calf has some consequences. For that matter, running a 50k with few miles in the legs for the prior three weeks even if the calf had been fine was going to have post-event recovery consequences. I accepted these outcomes as likely when I decided to do the 50k in the condition I was in, so I’m not stressed about the fact that I haven’t run since that day and likely won’t for at least another week.
During this stage of the season, I’ve signed up for various road races that several people on Bull City Track Club are doing. The next one is on April 21st and it’s a hilly 10 miler. I’m not so sure I’m going to do this. Even if I do, it wouldn’t be a good idea to race it. At this point, I’m reserving judgment on what to do with that event.
The original hope was to carry over some ultra-running fitness into a run-focused low key road race season with the big effort to be a fall road marathon. I have yet to sign up for a marathon because I’d rather have a clearer picture of my preparatory trajectory when I do that. I don’t have that kind of clarity right now, so I wait it out and do yoga, commuter bike and some pilates.
I have faith that the best race plan will emerge as obvious when the readiness is there, so no need to commiserate. My larger goal is long-term fitness and a sustainable fitness plan. If a break in the action that has me focused on fixing foundational stuff through yoga, pilates and massage, then that’s cool. I don’t want to be a permanently broken 50 year old in 8 1/2 years– I want something more satisfying.
So, sorry I can’t be out running with my buds these days, I’ll be back soon!