Can you believe it’s December? Have I posted “can you believe it’s X month,” every month?
November brought a big race, lots of downtime, and then a smaller race. I’m still getting back into fitness, while not trying to push the envelope too much.
Most of the running month revolved around the New York City Marathon. I have had a tough time typing this out, but I recovered rather rapidly from the marathon. I’ve had many 13.1s that it’s taken me longer to feel better.
I knew taking 2 weeks off was the right call. The other component is I never felt like I got into peak shape for the marathon. When I ran, it almost felt like a tough workout versus a tough race. My legs fatigued towards the end, but there was never a time that I felt “in the hole or twilight zone.” That’s very different from my previous marathon experiences when I haven’t wanted or felt up to running for at least a month.
Now that I’m a month out, I feel like I’m getting “back into shape again.” I’m starting around where I started over the summer. A 20:24 5k, and 1:30 range half. Over the winter and Spring, I want to build more speed and hopefully get back into sub 19 shape as well as at least 1:25 half marathon shape.
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This day will be hard to beat running wise. I spent the morning fangirling the top professional runners. Just feet away! . Then I went on to run a 3:07 marathon which is a 7+ minute PR for me. I smiled, laughed, and side fived friends the entire time. . My goal was to start and finish healthy and I did that. . Thank you to everyone who supported me and thank you NYCM. . 📸 @haleybrunning
If the weather holds up, I plan to race most weekends in December. It will be a fun way to build fitness and keep me going strong.
Posts from the Month:
Exploring Sandy Hook
Questions for you:
How was your month of December?
Do you have any goals for the rest of the year?