I feel good enough to run, but I’m resisting. It’s not often I get a break like this. My left ankle/calf and foot didn’t bother me during the race, but I’d like to make sure those pains are dead and gone before I start training again. I’m sticking to my plan to not run until Tuesday.
My 6th grader had his last XC race of the season yesterday. He’s suffered through a stomach bug the last couple days, so it didn’t go great. He learned a lesson about running when you’re under the weather - snotty, tired, and hard to breathe. He was disappointed, but I think it had more to do with the fact that the season is over. Now he can focus on swimming.
I’m still pretty jazzed about the marathon, to the point where I did search for a half marathon to run in early November. Nothing really caught my eye that was still taking registrations, so I may just focus on the 4-mile Fox & Turkey coming up on Thanksgiving. I’ll try to maintain my endurance for the next couple months until it’s time to look toward Boston.
I haven’t made any goals or plans for 2015 really. As I roll into the 40+ age group, I can start to realistically think about qualifying for guaranteed entry to New York 2016. It’s not really guaranteed unless I qualify in a NYRR race, but it should increase my odds. 2:50 marathon or 1:23 half. The latter should be achievable if I stay healthy.