I am interrupting my recap of The Golden Ultra weekend (check out day 1 and day 2 recaps) with September Runfessions with Marcia. But before we get to that, can you guys believe that it’s going to be October on Sunday?! What the what. Anyways, on to the runfessions.
I runfess I’m a little nervous how my legs will feel on Sunday.
They are still pretty sore from last weekend; a lot more sore than I thought that they would be at this point (yesterday it still hurt to touch my skin around my quads). It reminded me of the first time that I ran Boston and it took me a good three weeks before I was able to run without pain. This Sunday, I’m tackling the TC 10 Miler and it makes me wonder how ready my body will be for this distance… even if I do take the entire week leading up to it off!
I really hope it’s not as bad as Boston a la 2010… after all, I have a marathon in 32ish days!
Speaking of marathons, I runfess I’m shocked at the cut off for this year’s Boston Marathon!
At 3 minutes and 23 seconds, it’s the fastest field that they’ve had yet for the Boston Marathon. I was not expecting it to be this quick, honestly! I did get in (my time was 3:30.02), so I’m super excited to be headed back to Beantown for my sixth Boston Marathon.
I runfess that I had the crazy thought of running a 50 miler.
On the way back to Calgary on Sunday, I was thinking about what I could run a 50 miler in… a 50 miler that wasn’t in the mountains. I think I could run it faster than what I ran Saturday’s race. And so the crazy thought of running another ultra begins.
It’s kind of funny, because when I was training and leading up to the race, I was pretty confident that this was going to be a one and done situation. But you know how that goes with running…
I runfess that the week after a race makes me a little sad.
Which is probably why the scenario up above tends to happen… it’s like a post-race depression, seriously! I think it’s because you put so much energy — both physically and mentally — behind the race, and when it’s over, just suddenly — poof — it’s all gone… no longer to do you have to fret about what’s going to go wrong, how you’re prepared, what the course is going to feel like, how you’re going to recover. So, I think that tends to make me want to sign up for #alltheraces to fill that void and get back to focusing on what’s next.
I runfess that I couldn’t get my browser to let me register for a 5k, so I signed up for the 10k instead.
Last year, I ran the Autumn Woods Classic 5k and it was such a great race, that I wanted to run it again (it’s next weekend). However, when I went to register, it wouldn’t let me click the radio button to register (maybe it’s full?) so I just went for the 10k instead. Runner problems for sure. It’s been a long time since I’ve run a 10k, it’s definitely not my favorite distance… but maybe it won’t be so bad if I don’t charge for a PR. 🙂
I runfess that I’m super excited to cheer on Twin Cities Marathon runners on Sunday!
A part of me is a little sad that I won’t be running the full marathon, but see my first runfession. I am super excited to be on the sidelines and cheer people on!
Brooks is hosting the Infinite Energy Mile at mile 21 and I’ll be stationed there for a few hours on Sunday (come by and say HI! Here are the details). For the first 500 people who cheer here, they are offering cheering supplies, and they’ll have some giveaways and snacks… so if you are trying to find where you should cheer on Twin Cities Marathon runners, head here! Plus, it’s right on Summit which is one of the hardest parts of the course in my opinion.
What are your September runfessions? Do you get a little sad after a big race/event is over?
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