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!
This is awesome! So happy for you!
I love your goals! I don’t have any hopes of PRing for the rest of the year because 50 mile training makes you s-l-o-w. 🙂
i’m sure you’ll get some PRs once you’ve recovered from the marathon – i know so many people who end up getting PRs in all kinds of shorter distances after a successful marathon training cycle. you’re clearly stronger and faster than ever! 🙂
Have fun in Philly this weekend! I was also going to sign up for the Philly Half in November but it sold out 🙁 Boo! I am sure you will be setting some shorter distance PRs 🙂
I know I’m a little late…but congrats on qualifying!!! It’s weird how I’ve only been following your blog for a few months – yet I was still really excited when I read the news! Good luck with your future races! I’ve got a fun ‘Sandpit 5K’ this weekend – I always love a good obstacle in the sand.
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Awesome! Good luck on your run in Philly. 🙂
I love that less than a week after your marathon you’re already setting new goals and thinking about what’s next. Philly half sounds like a really fun race – I want to come down and run it one of these years. Good luck!! And good luck getting into Boston 🙂
Racing with your friends (with the pressure off) sounds like the perfect follow up to an amazing (tough) marathon! Still, I’m amazed you can run a half (even with an easy pace!) the weekend after a marathon! I considered doing that one, now I wish I was! It sounds like a mental break from training is in order….get some time off from following a plan is always good.
Holy crap! I’m so impressed you can run a half the weekend after a marathon! I’ve usually gotten deathly ill after my marathons – a virus takes over me or something.
Fingers crossed for you for registering!
You are amazing, woman! No need to slow down… Keep at it if you can! ;o)
Sounds like you have a great plan and lots of fun fall races. Can’t believe you are running a half this weekend. You are seriously an amazing runner!!!
What kind of pace do you think you will be running with your friends? I’ll have to look out for you and those shirts! I’m starting back in Corral 13. The weather will be great for it this weekend!!
Hi Amanda! I’m not actually running with them but I think they are somewhere around Corral 13. Our shirts are white and say runthelongroad.comon the back. I will be on the lookout for you!!!
I’m so excited for the weather and the race!!!