Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter, Feliz pascua!

3 miles in 26:50 on the tread yesterday.

3 miles in 26:08 on the tread today to celebrate Easter.

I'm feeling 100% after the marathon less than a week ago. But, am taking it easy because I'm still recovering from the 26.2 and those wicked hills.

I don't want to fall into the "marathon blues" rut I got into after Nike womens marathon last year- so I need to keep focused on the big picture of:

1. Breaking 1:50 in a half marathon (preferably 1:45) so I can qualify for a seeded corral for the Chicago marathon in October. It's totally doable in the next few months.

2. Qualify for Boston 2013 with hopefully a 5 minute cushion. Lofty goal considering I need to cut almost 50 minutes from my PR time, but I know it's possible if I don't get injured *fingers crossed* and put quality miles in with my new family at Chicago Endurance Sports. Training starts June 4th with them!!

Until then, I have 2 half marathons, a 10 miler and a 5k to work on. I'm hoping for PRs in all of them. I like to dream big. I'll have at least 2 more halfs to do 8 weeks and 4 weeks before Chicago to see where I'm at in the fall.

Looking beautiful, Chicago.

How do you stay motivated after a big training cycle/race?

- the first time was a failure for me. I had a half marathon and 5k to train for but didn't. I just ran them when they came up and would "train" like 3 times a week for 3-4 miles. This time around will be different.

Happy Easter from the yawning CB.



  1. I am loving the ambition! Keep posting, you are totally my new motivator!

    I have no doubt you are going to get that BQ time. I remember the post NWM blues, I am also trying to avoid them. Even though I felt so crappy after immediately after Boston, I feel so incredibly good just a week later, and that has got to mean something, right??? :)

  2. I am just impressed you guys feel so good. I am totally shot after Boston still :(.
    Yay running goals - impressive, grrrll.

  3. I am not good at recovering from races so I have no words of wisdom to offer you. Sorry!

    Good luck with all your upcomin goals. I am sure you will kick butt on all of them!