My cold has decided to stick around for a few more days (although fingers crossed the worst–my extreme fatigue–is over and I’m not just left with a stuffy nose). That means no long run today, like I had initially planned (I can’t believe it’s already been a week since my last long run), which sucks because the weather outside is gorgeous: sunny and low 70s. I’m not going to push myself to run like I did last time I was feeling sick. I’m also back in Charlottesville, which is my favorite place to do my long runs. Don’t get me wrong, there are amazing places to run in D.C., the East Potomac Park for 6 milers and the C&O Towpath for 10+ milers, but my long run route in Cville still reigns supreme.
Alas, that run will have to wait until at least Saturday or Sunday. I was planning on doing it with my twin sister up in NYC this weekend (and going to my good friend’s engagement party) but some stuff came up and instead I’ll be staying down in Virginia. Probably for the best considering I’m sick, but I was really looking forward to running with my sis! I guess I’ll have to wait a few more weeks until the Alexandria Half Marathon 🙂
Speaking of upcoming races, I have kept a secret from y’all. I have stealthily signed up for a race that happens…well, let’s just say soon. I’m not putting it up on my race calendar on the right-hand sidebar or talking about it here because I really just want to treat it as a training run (it is exactly one week before the half marathon in Alexandria with my sister) and I’m afraid if I talk it up here my competitive side will take over.
And really, it’s all about prepping for May 27th. I’ll be sure to give more details and do a recap soon, but I just wanted to let on a little bit about my running plans the next few weeks.
So for now, it’s Cville for the weekend. I went from this on my commute back from work yesterday
Ahhh, I love how I get the best of both worlds 🙂
Do you treat all races the same or do you treat some as “training” runs and others as the real deal?
What factors go into how you plan your running/racing calendar?