Now that I'm done training for Detroit, and I can officially call myself a marathoner, what's next?
A lot of resting, that's what. I wound up giving myself a nice little case of tendinitis in my foot on my first post-race run, so I'm resting even more that I thought I would. I ordered an indoor trainer for my bike so that I can at least get some rides in this winter and do some cross training. Now if the thing would just show up.
Oh yea, I'm also getting sick. A word to the wise: after you run a marathon, you will feel like crap. Your body will hurt, you will be tired for days on end, and your immune system will take a nose dive. Avoid any and all sick people & children, and just let the rest happen. I'm having trouble doing this myself, but I'm trying to take my own advice.
However, don't let that fool you. I will hopefully be back to base training very soon, and starting January 3rd (giving myself some recovery time after NYE), I'm back to marathon training for my next adventure:
The Fargo Marathon! Yep, I drank the kool-aid and I'm hooked on this marathon thing. So, God willing, my body will hold up and get stronger. Hopefully, I'll be able to mentally tough it out on the treadmill all winter, and come May 21st, 2016 be given another chance at running a full marathon.
The race course is supposed to be flat (hello, have you ever been to North Dakota? Flat as a pancake), and fast. I'm imagining it will be windy though, but I'm hoping for good weather already.
The course looks pretty cool, and I've heard it's very pretty at that time of year. We even get to run past the iconic Fargo Theatre.
Here's to resting, getting myself back in order, and having a successful second training cycle!
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