Went out for a nice little run this morning in between rain showers. Rained a little at the beginning and the end which was refreshing. It's been raining all week and a good dumping is expected later today and tonight. Good week for not-so-good weather since I'm recovering.
The run itself went quite well. The right calf felt a little tight, but nothing bad. It loosened up some as the run went on. Quite pleased and overall I felt better than I thought I might.
Ran 4.2 miles @ 8:57/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 138/153
Intermittent rain, overcast, humid.
I'm still relishing last weekend's race. Man, what a great challenge that was and I had so much fun. I'll be riding high about this one for months, just like I did last year.
But I also don't want post-race depression to set in too badly, so I'm already mapping out what's ahead. Yesterday, I finally registered for the Mt. Desert Island Marathon. This race is very special to me, as it was my first marathon and I'm going to try to do it every year. It is so well organized, so scenic, so challenging, and so much fun. My father is flying up this year to run it also which will make it even extra special this year.
But three weeks before that, I also plan on running the Vermont 50. A bunch of fellow Trail Monsters are planning on running it as well, so it will no doubt be a blast. I ran it two years ago and really enjoyed it. Look forward to doing it again. I'll register for it soon, but wanted to register for MDI first since it has a cap and it's popularity continues to increase each year.
There's also the Stonecat 50 which I'm on the fence about. It's just three weeks after the MDI Marathon, and I think that'd be a bit much, given that the Vermont 50 and MDI Marathon are also just three weeks apart. If I don't register, I'll at least volunteer there.
Plan is to bike tomorrow, weather permitting. A few have asked if I plan on doing a triathlon anytime soon. The answer is no. I will be hitting the bike more often but it's more to build up my quadriceps and get in some good general cross training. I'd be open to maybe doing one in a few years, but it's too far ahead to even consider and I have enough on my plate with running goals.