Glad to see so many of you at the store on Saturday. Looks like people are starting to get into good shape and move away from the aches/pains of spring marathons, tapered/peaked weeks and past injuries. We'll have over a dozen (!) runners at the Twilight Meet...so the GRC will be well represented.
I'm curious to know what people's goals are for Twilighter and other races? What are people training for and how has the training been going?
ME: I've been out of the loop a little bit and ran my first standard mileage week last week (60 miles) The weeks before were 25-35 miles with 2-4 days off...simply trying to get my legs back after the marathon. I still feel sluggish, as if something is missing from my legs, but I guess that will pass. It might be the heat and/or post-marathon gout. The goal is to run Rockville to "see where I am" and build from that. I need to have an end goal (race) in the horizon to shoot for and as of now that race looks to be a half marathon in mid/late fall. After Rockville, I'll start a new "battle plan" and start working my way back in shape. The 7 mile Falmouth Road Race next month will be my next BIG race. I may also race a 3k on the track in early August and some other smaller races. Since I started running in earnest and keeping track of my mileage, I've averaged 57 mpw (including weeks of 25 and 94) for the past 12 months. I plan to stay above that number as I train through the fall. After the fall half, I'll go back into "Operation Maintain" during the winter...where Christiam has to (not literally!) pull me out of bed and get me out in the cold pre-dawn darkness for runs. I'd like to run a lot of the spring races next year that I missed this year.
Should we still meet at "the LINE" every other Saturday, or is the store simply a better location for everyone? I am going to get back into Sunday long runs (no more than 15) once the weather cools and once I get over my "gout".
What about others? Goals for Rockville? Goals for the summer? Upcoming races? There are about 30 people on this message board, so it'll be interesting to know what all of you have in mind. Just want to generate some chatter....post your "comments" below.