Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Well, this has been quite the month. I've just come off my third weekend in a row of racing and am, frankly, beat to a snot. I'm delighted that I managed to peak on target and even more thrilled that I held that peak for three weeks and knocked off three PBs in three races.
Now I'm taking a bit of a break, running for pleasure and easing off on speed and hill work. It's time for recovery and re-evaluation now, as well as a little refocussing of what path I'm on.
My big goals for the summer were:
- start running
- complete a sub-30 min 5k
- complete a 10k
- complete the Cape to Cabot 20k race
- run a 10-mile/16k race in under 100 minutes
- complete a sprint triathlon
- complete a sub-60 min 10k
I achieved every one of those and exceeded my own expectations on most.
- 5k PB 26:06
- 10 PB 54:15
- 20k Cape to Cabot Race 2:08:08
- 10 mile 97:45
My current LSD pace is now what my fast pace was at the beginning of the summer. I am very pleased with my results and have to look now at what races I want to run next year, how much faster I want to be and what I have to do to get there.
First in the plan of how to get ready for next year, though, is rest! I need to give this poor bag of bones a bit of a break and do some recovery running, swimming and just plain relaxing.