The New York marathon is only 17 days away! Now that my last long run is complete, I’m about as ready as I’m going to be. The next two weeks I’ll be decreasing my weekly mileage while maintaining my fitness for the big event.
I have a half marathon this Sunday. Originally, I signed up for this one as a redemption for not meeting PR goal in the Canmore half marathon. However, my physio really recommended against me racing the half. Being so close to the marathon, racing hard at the half marathon could potentially lead to injury. I’m not willing to risk injury this close to the marathon so I am just going to use it as a regular training run and take it easy. There will always be other races to PR at.
Which leads me to thinking about my goals after the marathon. I’m a very goal orientated person and always like to have something to focus my efforts on. So far I have 3 plans for my fitness after the marathon.
1. Get a new PR at a half-marathon
By November the racing season around here is pretty much over so I won’t be in a half-marathon anytime soon but I’m definitely not done racing. I’m considering signing up for Run for L’Arche in March again so I can race the exact same course as my previous PR. Last year the weather was brutally cold. I’m hoping this year it will be better or at the very least, not worse.
2. Try out FIT CHICKS Bootcamp
I have wanted to try out a bootcamp class for years. I have looked up classes so many times but for one reason or another, never got around to signing up for one. Enter FIT CHICKS, I connected with the company through Twitter and starting November I will be trialling a 4 week bootcamp class and reviewing it here on my blog. To say I’m excited would be an understatement, a bootcamp is the perfect opportunity to try out something new after the marathon and get myself back into strength training mode.
3. Ragnar Relay
Tom and I have already signed up for our next racing adventure. We are doing the So Cal Ragnar Relay in April, 2015. What’s a Ragnar relay? It’s a 200 mile, 12 person relay race that takes place over 36 hours. Tom and I are joining 10 complete strangers to complete this relay race. We will be split into two teams in two vans. Each runner runs 3 legs during the 36ish hours. So day or night, one person of the team is running. Sound crazy? It probably is. But luckily, Tom and I are just crazy enough to take it on!
Have you ever done a bootcamp class? Would you ever do a Ragnar Relay?
Today I’m joining up with Fitness Blondie for the Hump Day Blog Hop.