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Getting my run on.

Next?

Now that the duathlon is over it’s time to figure out what’s next.  I went for a short run yesterday and it went pretty well.  I wasn’t wearing the Garmin at the time so I don’t know my pace or distance.  It wasn’t very far though because I brought my dog (a boxer) with me and he’s pretty out of shape!  If I can bring him with me though and get him in better shape then I think he’ll be a very good running companion for me, especially if I want to run at night when it’s getting dark out.

Neither Kris nor I have any more races on the calendar though.  Sure, I could continue to just work out for the sake of getting healthy, losing weight, be a good example for my children, etc., etc., but what fun would that be!  I like having another race on the calendar so I have a goal to work towards.  Next year Kris and I want to focus on triathlons but I’d like to maybe throw another half marathon in there too.  I like half marathons.  The distance is far enough for me to feel accomplished but not too far that it takes too much time to train.  And I do have that goal up there to complete a half marathon in sub 10 minute miles and another to complete a sprint distance triathlon.  Maybe I can work to do both next summer!

I think it’s time to go figure out which races we’d like to do next summer, find out when registration starts for those races and get everything on the calendar and some training goals made!  How exciting!  I love this stage of race preparation – it’s one of the times when excitement is highest.

2 Comments

  1. by Tiffany, on September 8 2010 @ 6:54 am

     

    I love, love, love planning out a race schedule for the year! After looking back on all of your accomplishments, figuring out what you can work on more, and whether you have time to really go at things that are extra challenging, is quite possibly one of the funnest things I can do. lol :D Keep us updated!

  2. by Tina, on September 8 2010 @ 4:23 pm

     

    I like having goals to work towards too. They really do make a difference in the determination of training.

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