Posted by: jawsome | May 27, 2009

Motivation injection

I’ve been feeling unmotivated lately, so what did I do? I signed up for two, count them TWO races this week. I’ll be doing Nite Moves tonight (nothing like deciding on a race the day of), which is a weekly 5k running series, followed by the State Street Mile on Sunday. Woot! I’m excited! I haven’t tested my mile time in forever…

The cool thing about nite moves is that there’s an optional 1km swim before the run. I don’t know how to swim, so I’m kind of afraid (come on, I mean, I know how to swim I just don’t know how to SWIM, if you take my meaning) – I might start doing the swim/run for the month of June – could be fun and an extra way to burn calories!

I’ve been having trouble gearing up for long runs since the half marathon – working on speed and also not having another long race to train for. I know that when I move to CO (just over a month now!) I’ll have to take some time to adjust to the altitude so I might as well stick to shorter distances right? RIGHT? As long as I’m still running 15-20 miles per week I should be fine. Oh, except this week will be way less due to the races. I’m thinking 10? Sigh. Stupid Sunday races ruin the whole weekend.

Happy running!

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  1. You’re moving to CO?!! Hm, did I miss this somewhere?? Eh, if so I’m sorry! but wow, how exciting! My parents live in NM, and the altitude is Definitely an adjustment, but you’ll get there :). good luck on the TWO races this weekend! very Fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Since you’re in shape, you’ll adjust to the altitude quickly (I did when we moved here 4 years ago and I was running a lot at the time). And when you do, you’ll be a way stronger runner for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve kind of been having a hard time doing a long run since my half, too. The longest I’ve done is 9 miles…so I signed up for another half on 6/14 to ensure I don’t slack TOO much. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nothing like an impending race to keep you moving…

  3. This is my issue too … and races do really help me. I know I need to run in order to not die during a race ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thats why I’m thinking of this September 1/2, but it really requires training. I did an 8K with some (but not all) training, but you cant pull that scam with 13.1 miles!


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