It felt good to get out for a run this morning, after sitting around, celebrating, and drinking American Beer and eating red/white/blue snacks all night.
This mornings run was my midweek ‘long-ish’ type of run. 60 minutes. I say ‘long-ish’ because 60 mins isn’t all that long right now, but as soon as marathon training ramps up, those minutes will keep creeping up and up, till I hit ~1:30hr mid week long runs.
I’m not entirely positive how I want to roll with my Boston marathon training plan. 2 speed work sesh’s a week or 3? 2 2o milers or 3? Two-a-days? Train by minutes or miles? I dunno quite yet.
But what I do know is this: I’m going into this training cycle with zeal. After taking a break from marathons for all of 2012, I’m ready to jump into this training and get serious about it. I’m ready to push, and I know I might struggle; I hope to see progress but surely there’ll be setbacks. I’m ready to face it all. My mind and legs are rested.
Anyhoo, on my run this morning, I swear I ran by Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan. I mean, it’s entirely possible. I do live in the running meca of the United States, and both girls have roots in Boulder. Plus, CU’s XC regionals is in 2 days up in Ft. Collins… maybe they’re cheering/speaking?. The second I saw them, they looked familier. A brunette and a blond; both wearing fancy running clothes; crazy fit. The runners looked just like these two…
They were running at me and they made me and my 8 min miles look like a slug. And dang, if it wasn’t those girls, well whoever they were, they were crushin’ it.
Some friends are running in a small, local 5K hosted at CU’s cross country course this weekend, and I made the impromptu decision to join them. So I’ll be racing a 5K on Saturday morning here in Boulder! Fun! I’m not feeling too fit these days, but it’ll still be a ton of fun and the money is going to a good cause.