Although my urge is to jump into another marathon, I’m not going to do it. I’ve got Baystate in October. I’ve got at least 2 half marathons in the next two months and my coach is going to work on the summer training plan to improve my speed. It’ll be a nice change of pace. Literally.
I’m feeling kind of down. I hear post-race blues are normal. Running today helped even as it underscored that my body was trained for a better race than Sunday’s.
Much much thanks to everyone’s words because they are helping me put this all into proper perspective. There was a lot of positive in my experience and I need to focus on that. I need to learn from what went right as well as what went wrong.
My chiropractor mentioned something a musician once said (sorry, forgot who) about only 1 in 20 performances go the way you want it to. The rest of the time is dealing with the other 19.
Seeing as I have run roughly 25 races in my inaugural 15 months of running, I’ve had more than my share of good races.