I did not meet my "A" goal at BDR. I didn't even meet my B or C goal! I wanted to PR and I didn't. Going into the race, I was pretty sure I would at least PR, but at last, a side stitch and calf cramps had other ideas for me.
My plan after BDR was to take it easy and CHILLAX. I am not someone who does speed sessions and tempo runs all year long. I am too afraid of getting injured. I can't be at my peak for more than a couple months or bad things happen. I felt like I was at my peak and November, so that means now I am supposed to take a step back and just run easy for awhile.
EXCEPT I feel like I have unfinished business! I still want to crush the half marathon. I want to do a 1:34:xx. Wouldn't it be easier to do that sooner rather than later and start from scratch?
There are some problems though...
1. My legs are very tired right now!
2. Are there even any flat halves in PA within the next month or two?
3. Like I said, I'm supposed to chillax right now.
I guess it wouldn't be so bad to wait until spring. I could chill now, and then in 2-3 months start doing some speed and tempo runs to get into racing shape. Augh, I don't know what to do!!!!
One thing I know for sure is that I am still MOTIVATED to race and not DEFEATED, so that is good!