It’s been a busy couple of months! I’ve raced a bunch of times in a lot of different places and had a blast. Overall I’m really pleased with the results and ran PRs at distances from 5 to 25k. My most recent race at Freihofer’s wasn’t my best but it was still a good effort in really brutal conditions. Hot/hilly/humid 5ks aren’t really my specialty but as usual I LOVED the event because of the school program. (Attention race directors! Programs for kids are awesome and a great opportunity to connect elite athletes with the community. Just something to think about).
I considered doing one more race but my stomach has been getting angry whenever I run hard and I think my body is telling me its time for a rest week or two. This time I’m listening and taking my break BEFORE I get injured.
It’s hard to take time off because I really love to run but I know its good for me. I need to be rested and ready to gear up for my main goal of 2013 which has always been a fall marathon. It’s time to break 230!