Yep… I still have two marathons this year, but my thoughts are already on to next year. I am over running long distances. I just can’t get the motivation to go out and get it done. The weather is warm – and I really don’t feel like running for hours in 80F+ temperatures.
So, I’m planning next year.
I keep saying this, because it is true:
I want to get faster.
I know how. But I keep signing up for a marathon, then the distance scares me. Then the speed workouts scare me. Then I get bored with running. So, I’ve decided let me just focus on shorter runs – the 5k and 10k distances. This will allow me to cut back on the miles – not log so many long runs (or the guilty feeling of not logging any!).
I do have a half marathon in April, but that will just be for fun. I don’t know if I will use a specific training plan for it, or maybe I will find a 5k or 10k plan and just increase the long run each week and keep the other runs the same.
My goal will be to find a 5k and get a PR. That will be the job for next year. My last PR for a 5k was the start of 2015 at a parkrun event. I’m going to be back in Australia at the start of next year, so I may do another one, use that as my base and work from there.
But first, let’s get these marathons done!