Friday, November 1, 2013
Zeitgeist Half Marathon... Tomorrow!
Sunday marks three weeks since we finished the City of Trees Marathon, and tomorrow we're running our last race of the year, the Zeitgeist Half Marathon. We signed up for Zeitgeist a week before we ran the City of Trees—and to be honest, I think we were in a little over our heads. Note to self: don't register for any races prior to running a marathon... wait until a week or so after the race to see how you feel. Because guess what? I'm still aching from that marathon. And I didn't even think it was that hard!
After the marathon, I didn't have any injuries, but my entire body felt as though it had been put through a meat grinder. I was just so sore! My feet and ankles also felt as though I had run the entire race without shoes at all—I don't know how barefoot runners do it. My ankles still have been flaring up and giving me a hard time when I've gone out for a run.
Speaking of running... I haven't been. I thought that I'd go run the marathon and hop right back in to running 3-4 days a week and achieving the mileage that I'd been running pre-marathon. What a joke! Maybe I'm just a big sissy, but I couldn't run for a full week after the marathon. My body just wouldn't let me. In the last two weeks, I've gone for maybe two runs a week, maxing out at no more than 3-4 miles each time. I simply haven't been able to run like I was before... I just don't think I've fully recovered yet and my aching ankles and terribly slow pace are proof that I'm just not ready to get back to it yet.
But then there's that half marathon tomorrow that we already signed up and paid for, so we will go do it... but to be honest, I'm just so excited to get it over with! I'm definitely a fair-weather runner and do not like running when it's below freezing—and that freezing weather is coming faster than I'd care to think about—so I think after this race, I'll probably be shelving my running shoes until early spring. I may hit up a run here and there... but I'm looking forward to getting back to some HIIT (high intensity interval training) routines in the gym.
Anyway, keep up with us on Instagram to see photos (and our matching outfits!) from the half marathon tomorrow. Zeitgeist & all your glorious hills... here we come!
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