Playing Catch-up

OK, I know, I know. I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I last posted either. Life has just been so busy lately! By the time I get home and squeeze in a workout there seems to be barely enough time to relax before going to bed.

I have been really trying to focus back on my running and start to slowly build up my mileage. A couple weeks ago I ran a very strong 10.7 mile long run. Finally having a nice double digit run has made me really start to get excited to start training for something again. It was nice to take a short break and to make sure my legs were feeling good, but I’m looking forward to getting back on a more thought out and consistent schedule.

I’m still trying to decide what my next goal race should be. I’m aiming to do a half marathon for fun in mid-April. But for a goal race, I will either train for a half iron in early June or a marathon in late July. Decisions, decisions…..

On another note, this past Sunday I spectated the Napa Valley Marathon because Ryan was running. I did lots of cheering, and was able to see him 3 times along the course. It was so motivating to watch people finish the race. You could see how emotional finishing a marathon can be! Ryan ended up running a big 13 minute PR! I am so proud of him! He’s still working on trying to improve his marathon time, and is looking forward to another race, but I thought he did really well on this one.

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Promise to write again soon — lots of things to update you all on!

How do you choose your goal races? What race is next on your list?What was the last race that you spectated?

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5 thoughts on “Playing Catch-up

  1. marathonlar

    Congrats to Ryan!! He looked SOO strong in all the pictures you posted during the race! I’m running the Mini Indy half marathon in Indianapolis in Mayโ€ฆI should probably start training for that right? It won’t be a goal race cause I’ll be pacing my two cousins during their first half!!

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  2. Kristen

    I completely know the feeling of disappearing from the blogging world for several days. Can I put in my vote for 70.3 Boise in early June? Just saying. ๐Ÿ™‚ I bet the Napa Valley Marathon is gorgeous… how could you go wrong in wine country? Congrats to Ryan for a PR! Spectating always motivates me and makes me want to race. Canโ€™t wait to see what you sign up for.

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  3. Leslie @ TriathleteTreats

    I was wondering where you have been! I figured you were with job searching and applying!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love spectating races. The last race i spectated at was (i think) Ironman Lake Tahoe.
    I am so excited for Ryan!! He is going to BQ in no time!!
    I always have races on the books. I am not sure how I pick which ones are big ones and fun ones!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am doing the Shamrock 15k next weekend!! You could do Pac Crest now that you are moving?! Or are you still looking at Folsom?

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    1. Kristen L Post author

      I have always had races in the books too, it has been weird to not have anything really planned on! I’m *still* deciding what I want to do!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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