|All I want to do is run.|
Just seems like something fun to do.
However, if I am to ever do this, something will have to change because I struggle bouncing back following a marathon.
I have great respect and admiration for those who are able to run marathons, even ultras, in such close succession. I'm in awe of your fitness, grittiness and awesomeness.
Hopefully, one day I can join you.
Since I ran the Knoxville Marathon on March 30, it's been slow going for me to get my legs back. Only within the last week or so have I been able to post decent mileage. I posted my first double-digit run last weekend, four weekends after Knoxville, and I look to record my first 30-plus mile week this week.
Yes, I realize this is all a process, and life has thrown me a few curveballs this month with travel and changes at work. But I want to be able to run.
And run far.
I know with proper training, nutrition and prep I would be able to run back-to-back marathons. Could be that my mind and body are checked out since my next big race isn't until October. My body is not in training mode right now, so why should it push it?
Of course, my body needed time to recover. The marathon is a grueling distance, and Knoxville is a tough and challenging course. And, unfortunately, I'm not as young as I think I am (or act - as my bride would say).
I'll be back soon enough. I'll be running the highways and byways once again, loving every minute of it. Then, I will run another long, hard race and return to this point once more.
What can I say? I'm a glutton for punishment. :-)