What’s Next?

Hello, I’m back again!

When we last left off, I was disappointed in the result at the Half at the Hamptons and pondering next steps. I think I definitely tend to experience a sort of let-down/depression after big races when that feeling of chasing a big goal is over (I distinctly remember feeling this way after my first marathon). It’s easy to feel a little lost when something you have been looking forward to for months comes and goes.

Half at the HamptonsThe one good thing about not hitting my goal at the Hamptons is that I don’t feel like it’s over. I didn’t hit my time so that big exciting goal is still sitting there, waiting for me to catch it. Only a few days after the race, I was searching for another race to give my PR a shot and I’ve settled on one – The Fast Half on May 13th. Can’t beat a name like that, right??

Fast Half | 2 Generations Running

I’m hoping this race really is the flat and fast course it’s advertised as.

I’ve taken the better part of 3 weeks almost completely off (some of that due to travel for my job and not necessarily by intention). Either way, I am well-rested and ready to dive back into some hard workouts again. I want to really focus on my nutrition and mental toughness as I feel like those were areas where I experienced some shortfalls as well.

I’ve got a few other races on the calendar as well that I am SUPER excited for! Coming up in only a few short weeks is the BAA 5k! No Boston Marathon for me this year, but I am really looking forward to being part of the festivities by racing the 5k on Saturday. There are also a bunch of McKirdy Trained athletes running the marathon and I’m excited to finally meet some of these folks in person! Marathon weekend is probably one of the most fun times to be in Boston and I can’t wait!

I’ve got a few smaller 5ks and 10ks that I’m looking at doing in the spring. But the race that I am REALLY excited about is my first international race – Rock n Roll Montreal!!!

Montreal Rock n RollI will be running this race as a Bibrave ambassador and I cannot wait. I’ve never run a Rock n Roll race, but I have heard amazing things. It’s not until the end of September, so anyone who wants to join me has plenty of time to sign up! Code BIBRAVE15 will get you $15 off the half or full marathon. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “What’s Next?

  1. Kim K

    Ran the “fast” half last year and going back to what I wrote to my coach:

    The race was NOT flat as advertised. Quite a few hills including one that lasted all mile 6. 20+ mph winds did not help.

    My Garmin also registered 13.39 miles despite me running good tangents on the course.

    I hope you will have a better go at it than I did! I’m supposed to run Duxbury Half tomorrow but am dealing with a hamstring issue so I may DNS to rest since I don’t want to ruin my goals at the Eugene Marathon.

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  2. Charissa Pratt

    Yay!! I’m glad you picked another half to do 🙂 Hope you have better weather that day!! For Montreal are you doing the half or the full? I would actually love to do that race and might consider it for this year! However, for now I’m on a “one race at a time” mindset and trying not to get overenthused about any fall races until my spring marathon is over 😀

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