RunningBlog: Week 20

Week 20
It’s turned out to be an eventful week for my running non-career. After a last gentle 5K run in the taper, there was the debacle of the Half-Marathon DNF. That forced me to re-assess my race plans for the rest of the year. There’s no way I can think about a marathon right now, and I’d even put a half-marathon on hold until I can finally get my right foot back to 100%. Then, last night we booked our plane tickets home to visit my family in July/August… and I only just realised I am going to miss both the Bay Run AND the City 2 Surf. Those two are pretty much the highlight of winter running in Sydney. I’m going to have to motivate myself without the pressure of an event for the next few months, it seems. On the plus side, I’ve done two training sessions at Spudds this week and I’m kicking some ass. I think this cross-training is going to become a much more important part of my fitness plan now that I know I need to give my foot a rest.

May 14: 5.09km
May 16: 12.48km
Total this week: 17.57km (11mi)
Total in 2010: 422.29km (264mi)

I’m still ahead of the pace I need to meet my goal of running 1000km in 2010

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  1. There’s heaps of other races around -if you need something to aim for, I’m sure you could find a 5km race somewhere in Sydney for just before or after your trip. The calendar on coolrunning.com.au seems to be the most comprehensive around.

    Otherwise, I hope your foot heals well so when you’re back on the road, you’re back for good 🙂

  2. Yep, my race schedule this year has been a mess. I wanted to run a marathon in April, I was injured in January and February, and was not permitted to run. Work schedule has said “No” to Perth C2S marathon. I can do Canberra Bush Marathon, so I’m doing that.

    Marathons are really, really hard. Actually, the training is hard, hemarathon is just (in my case) 6 and a half hours of moving my feet. It’s hard enough without going in injured. Get well, then it’s time.

    Will you be back in time for the Sydney Running Festival? Maybe think of tackling a run there?

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