Today I should have been out running the Ocean Drive Marathon. Alas, life happens. Over the past month I’ve run sparingly as I allowed my hamstring to fully heal then spent the last week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for work. If you’re unfamiliar with where that is, a 20 hour plane flight and it’s near Thailand and Singapore. FAR!
Today I was able to knock out 6.5 painfree miles. This is HUGE. I’m finally getting to the point where I was pre-injury and can start working my way back. During my run today, I started thinking about just what I’m hoping to accomplish this spring after erasing the “shoulda been” feeling. As much as I’d love to say I can knock out a sub 3:30, I just don’t see it at Big Sur. Skipping almost a full month of running, I’m not confident I can get that strength back in this short of a time period. However, that unlocked other goals to shoot for. It’s back to the short stuff!
I’ve signed up for the Boulder, Boulder Memorial Day weekend and the mini 10K in June. These are two races I will point my energy towards. I’ll still run Big Sur but it’ll be for the experience more than time (which is what I planned for all along anyway). I’d love to shoot for a sub 7 10K after what I did in early January. I’m going to have to work hard but I know it’s within reach.
As for sub 330? That’ll wait til the fall. It’ll still be there. And who knows? Sub 3:30 may be too conservative by then:) One day at a time…