Since I sorta scratched the Boston itch (sorta since registration is still “up in the air”)…what’s next? Believe it or not, I’m running a half marathon this Sunday – the Philly Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon (which I will always refer to as the PDR or Philly Distance Run). I run this race every year. It was my first real distance race back in 2002 when I trained with TnT.
It’s tradition to run it each year, even when it falls 1 week post-marathon. Obviously I’m not looking for a PR so I’m just running it for fun. Actually it’s a Team RTLR event! I trained my friend Sara and her co-workers for the half marathon and we’ll be sporting our Team RTLR shirts. I cannot wait to race with no pressure and to enjoy myself.
Once October rolls around, I’ll begin training for the Philly Half Marathon in November. I really want to blow my old PR (1:49) outta the water. I haven’t trained for a half marathon since 2003 so this should be fun. I usually do them as tune up races during marathon training.
Also in November, I have a 12K (7.46 miles to be exact). This should also be interesting….a little longer than a 10K but not quite as long as a 10-miler.
I also want to throw in a 5K. I hate my 5K PR (23:22 – from this past summer) and I want another chance at it once the weather gets cooler.
Basically, I want to end the year with a few more PRs, specifically the half marathon and 5K. I also want to give my body a break. I have been training and running marathons for 2 years non-stop. A mental and physical break is much needed. Of course, if I get into Boston, all hopes of recovery and rest are off!