In just over two weeks, my final marathon of the season will be here. May 4th is coming up quickly.
Last year, as I started planning my 2014 races, I had no intention of doing a marathon a month for the first five months of the year. It has happened though, and so far so good. My only issue so far has been a nagging blister, and sore hamstrings. Coming off this latest marathon, I have had to make an important decision. A decision to skip a race in Virginia, so save my legs. I am afraid that if I ran that race, my legs just wouldn’t have anything left. Finding out about getting into Chicago in the Fall, has helped me make that decision. I cannot go into Summer injured.
So, taking a few days off this week to recover, I went on a two mile run tonight. My hamstrings are really sore. I am going to focus on foam rolling, and taking it easy. Short runs, good effort, but nothing too serious. When race day comes in a few weeks, I will be taking it as easy as I can, and try to enjoy.
I want to be feeling good and prepared for Fall races. I have three marathons, and two halves planned. That may change. I won’t be able to be at my best though, and give that BQ one last shot for 2015 if I overdo it. Big Cottonwood is my BQ goal race. Chicago will be my big city event, and I have a few local events planned. First, I get to run the All American, and hopefully meet Meb at the finish line festival. Here’s to great recovery, and looking forward.