It’s been three weeks since I ran my marathon, and I forced myself to do two things over the past few weeks. The first thing was to let my body heal and recover. I had been training hard since January and I never gave my body a break between Medina Half training and Wineglass. I knew that I had been playing with fire going that hard, for that long without cutting back. So I’ve taken time to cut way back on mileage and catch up on things I missed while I was training, like happy hours, sleeping in, and the dvr.
The second thing I did was not let myself register for any races. After running Wineglass, I was an emotional rollercoaster. I wanted to sign up for every race around for redemption including another marathon. But I wouldn’t let myself, both for my sanity and my wallet. Now that I’ve had time to step back, relax, it’s time to re-evaluate and decide what my race schedule will be like over the next two months.
So I’ve collected a list of races that have caught my eye and I can spend the next two months enjoying some time on my feet and maybe even chase down a PR.
November 22nd – Devil Dash 5k
November 23rd – Cleveland West Fall Classic Half Marathon
November 27th – Hinckley Turkey Burner 5k
November 30th – Buckeye Woods 25k/50k
December 6th – Christmas Story 5k/10k
What races will you finish 2015 with? Am I missing any good races around the Cleveland area?