I got out today for the first run/walk since the half. And in my new shoes!! Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11s!!! I love them, and my feet are really happy with them too!!
The run went really well. I wanted to take it easy, so I decided to do the lower loop in Central Park. That way if I could see how I felt at the end of one lap and decide if I wanted to do another lap. I did. So the total was 3.54 miles. A couple more weeks of reverse tapering, and then I’ll jump right into training for the NYC Half.
Having done the Disney Half in less than 3 hours definitely gives me confidence going into NYC. They have a 3 hour time limit. Granted I was only 13 minutes under, but I feel like with the extra training I can push the time down a bit more. I won’t be stopping or slowing for pictures, and hopefully I won’t have to pull over with shoe issues, so I should be golden.
Coach Jenny asked me via twitter yesterday what my next goal is, and obviously the most immediate is the NYC Half. But here’s my upcoming schedule…
2/6 – NYRR Gridiron Classic 4M
2/26 – NYRR Al Gordon Classic 4M
3/6 – NYRR Coogan’s Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K
3/20 – NYC Half Marathon
9/4 – Disneyland Half Marathon
10/1 – Walt Disney World Wine and Dine Half Marathon (reg not open yet)
1/8/12 – Walt Disney World Marathon (reg not open yet)
I’m debating the Broad Street Run in Philly…I know I don’t have long to debate that one. I know there are other NYRR races I’ll be doing in the spring…registration just isn’t open for them yet. I need to get 5 more in before the end of the year to get guaranteed entry into the 2012 NYC Marathon.
Also I’m going to look into starting pilates – I have a 5 class card to a studio that I got on groupon.com. They recommend you do private lessons first, and they have a 3-pack…so I need to get on that.
But don’t worry. This fitness and running thing isn’t going away any time soon!! 😀