I've taken a pretty decent sized break from this blog, and unfortunately from training. It wasn't really on purpose. I took about two weeks off after Augusta to recoup and rest. I was pretty burnt out after 5 months of training.
But then I caught a cold and I've been fighting that for the past two weeks. That hasn't been fun AT ALL and I haven't been able to train. I feel like my 5 months of training have completely gone down the tubes.
Not that I'm feeling better, it's time for me to get off my ass and training again. I know I have several goals for next season. 1) PR in the Half-Marathon. My PR is 2:13 so anything better than that would be fantastic. I would LOVE to break 2:00. Would. LOVE. To. My goal race for that is the Tom King Half in March. It's completely flat and would be a good course for it. Kicker is that it's on a greenway so the potential to get caught up in traffic is likely. But still going for it.
Also on the list- the Birmingham Half as a warm-up in February and the Rock&Roll Half in DC as a "fun race." It's the week after Tom King so I won't be in any shape to run it. But it's in my hometown so I'm really looking forward to it.
As far as tris - I'm thinking about the New Orleans 70.3 in April. Might be too much with all of the Halfs, but we'll see. Definitely going to hit either REV 3 in Knoxville and/or Memphis in May triathlons.
I'm doing something really crazy tomorrow and registering for the lottery for the NYC marathon. I have no desire to run a marathon EVER - but would LOVE to run NYC. So I figure, what the heck?! Enter the lottery and see what happens! :-)
Training starts tomorrow!! See you on the roads!