Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Plan

These past two weeks, after the Cape Cod Marathon, I have been giving a lot of thought as to what to do next. First and foremost, taking it easy is number one. My body has taken a beaten the past couple months and a well deserved rest will be welcomed. But after this, I need a plan.

I think what I'm going to do, is to continue running as if I were in marathon training. But not as strict. I want to run 15 to 20 miles during the week and on the weekends do long runs of 8 to 15 miles. If I miss runs here and there, no biggie. I just want to keep up with this routine so that when I run my next marathon (because I will run another) , I'll be ready for it.

Now I have been told (by other runners) that we runners aren't that bright. As much as I don't want to agree with that saying, sometimes I do. In my case anyways, I'm not that bright..... . A week after the marathon, I run a 5k and come in 3rd overall. Probably not the best idea..... I ran 15 miles this past week and then ran another 5k this past Saturday. I ran a charity run to support victims of  hurricane Sandy. Then this morning I ran a good 8 miles.

So much for resting.....

But I need the rest. I know this.... This week, I will be doing some traveling for work and I don't plan on bringing my running gear. I will be in NYC and as much as I love to run in the city, I will leave my stuff behind. I'm just going to enjoy my time there. When not working of course..... Which will suck, but for me, it will be easy to do as appose to being local.

So..... that is my plan. Short term anyways. Long term, is still a work in progress.

I hope everyone has a great week. Keep on running!!!

- Jose


Char said...

But it's so hard to rest when you're used to being so active. I was really tired after my run on Saturday and decided to have Sunday off but when Sunday rolled around I felt okay and ran - and not just a short run. I ran further than I'd run all week. On the day after I'd decided I was too tired. There's no logic there at all.

Michelle said...

As hard as it is I'm sure your body will appreciate a little rest!

Trent (Scott) Lorcher said...

Sounds like a good plan. Perhaps you could do some slower runs for the next couple months. You don't have to go fast every time. Cross-training might help your running legs get rest while keeping your aerobic fitness in tact. Just a thought.

Kenley said...

You did great in the Marathon. Now it's time to relish in it. Live it up, but keep active as to not lose your fitness. have fun in NYC.