Too bad I'm not doing one lol.. I am still in the tight grasp of a nasty cold. I went to work for three hours, then left and came home and took a nap. It didn't help, I still feel horrible. Oh well, it's just a cold,I will live.
But it is beautiful out, about 70 degrees, and I did perk up a little to actually feel like running. Other than my cold, my body feels just fine, ready to get back to some excercise.
I am almost convinced that I am going to Run the Bird this fall. This would be the Akron Marathon, the site of my first marathon in 2004.
But, you gasp, Kim, that's a road marathon!! You hate those!!!
Well, I do. I much prefer running on trails.
But my new goal in my running career is to get faster. To get faster, I am going to lose weight and run faster. Which means I will have to do something called speedwork. Plugging along at my poky ultra speed is not fast enough. So I am going to work on speedwork. Which means more running on roads.
I do run on roads right now, don't get me wrong. But most of my runs are at long slow speed. I think I need to shake things up a bit, develop some sort of running program. I am back to looking at Bob Glover's book, which I used for my first marathon training. Hence the idea of running Akron again, this time with the idea to beat my first time on the course and get alot closer to a sub 4 marathon.
So my running plans right now are:
Pacing Mikey at BR;
Do my fun run the next weekend at North Fork Mountain in WV;
YUT-C 50K; (well, maybe I will just volunteer at YUT-C, since it's the weekend before Akron) and then Akron.
It's good to have short term goals again. Now I am off to swig some more cold medication. And go back to bed.