Catching Up...Part 2

Now that I have gotten you up dated on 2017 races here is one more running related post....

After a tough start to racing in 2017 with races being derailed due to weather, both too hot and too cold, and illness I think (hope) I am not starting 2018 off the same. I hate to even put it out in writing but I am injury free for the longest time in years. There has been a few short weird aches and pains but nothing that has caused me to miss any training (except 2 days with a pulled back muscle).

2018 has started to be a great year for running (most of the time)...

The Good
  • Speed is coming back strong
  • Hit 60+ miles in a week (highest in years)
  • Increasing days running and remaining injury free
  • Yoga once a week at minimum
  • Strength training 3-4 days per week (was 5-6 initially but with work and increased mileage dialing back a little) 
  • PR'd my 1st race of 2018! 8K in 35:44 and 1:27 PR! 
  • I just signed up for marathon #35! Marine Corps Marathon here we come!!
The Bad
  • Winter has been rough, cold, snowy and just not great for running. Meaning too many treadmill runs and making adapting o outside tough to start.
  • The cold air is making my asthma flare, worse than in previous years (doesn't help that my allergies are extra crabby this year too).
  • Mentally I'm struggling again with racing. My head isn't in the right place to race right now. A combination of the weather and racing mid marathon training without tapering!
  • I'm almost out of hand warmers meaning winter needs to be done!
  • Adidas stopped making my shoe and I have bought every pair I can find online and now struggling to find a new shoe I like.

Come back for my catching up with life post and all the non running related stuff...


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