I have searched everything I can to locate some distance runs in the area. I don't necessarily want another 1/2 just yet, but maybe a 10K or 15K? So far, I am coming up with very little. Can someone explain why the few that are out there start after 9am?! Have these people never run before? The last race that I ran around that hour made for one HOT day. Seriously, it was only a 5K and the temperatures hit 90 when I was done!! That was in late May last year. I am not sure I am interested in starting a 10K at 10:30am.
I may just be resigned to 5Ks. Sigh. But then it is a matter of where, how many, and how much I am willing to spend. I am torn these days on 5Ks though. I can run one tomorrow. Heck, I ran one today - on the treadmill. The issue really is that if I am going to run a bunch, I need to get faster. I am ALMOST 39, which means the top of my age group. Chances are, I am not going to "win" a race, but am I willing to just go at my pace. Not really, if I am honest. Each time, I will expect more, and I don't want to set myself up for injury before my half in November. Still contemplating this...
I did decide to finally sign up for the local Road Runners Club. I had been holding off, but it really would be great to find people to run with more regularly. Even though I can really only get outside on Saturday or Sunday, I think I might enjoy that. I also want to try and find ways to increase my speed on the long distance. I don't have to go all crazy times or anything, but wouldn't it be cool to get a personal record again in Walt Disney World's Wine & Dine?
So until I decide on my next feat, I am going to fill in the blanks with my basic At Home Cross Fit Workouts, that I wrote back in October. I started back today with the 800m run alternated with the 50 pushups. My wrist was giving me a bit of trouble after the second set, so I switched to planks on my elbows along with girlie pushups. No pushups for a few more days. Hopefully it will straighten out for the next round. I am going to modify said schedule shown through the link though:
Sunday - Outside Run/Race
Monday - Off
Tuesday - 800m Run, 50 Pushups x 3 plus run to = 30 min Running Total
Wednesday - 800m Run, 50 squats x 3 plus run to = 30 min Running Total
Thursday - 800m run, 1 min side planks L/R, 800m run, 50 oblique crunches x2
Friday - 1/2m run, 50 crunches x 3 plus run to = 30 min Running Total
Saturday - Off