The racing season has come to a close with last weekend’s race. Yay!
Originally, I was to “retire” from October until early next year, or even spring, if I could handle it.
Then I decided not to take dance lessons this year so I went ahead registering for a November race and then losing a lot of sleep to register for the First Half half-marathon in February. So I’m training in some capacity through the winter.
It’s been a strange year that landed squarely in the middle of my race accomplishments. Other than a 10K personal best (which was no more than a minute faster than last year), I logged near-personal worsts (First Half, Fall Classic) and near-personal bests (Scotiabank, Kelowna).
Most alarmingly, I lost the consistency that I had and took for granted in previous years. I need to get it back. You could suggest that I got stuck in a rut and I agree – it’s true for both my running and non-running life. Here’s to pulling out of the rut in both sides next year.
Not surprisingly, I already have an idea of what I’ll be doing next year….
* Volunteer in a half-marathon clinic (it has its perks)
Update: * Do the Personal Best clinic
* Race the First Half half-marathon (Feb.10’08)
* Maybe do the Sun Run – I only do it because everyone else does
* Gasp: Not race the VIM (half-marathon). Would consider a relay team – but I don’t know anyone who does the relay. I would seriously consider volunteering for the event.
* Race the Scotiabank half (June 22’08)
* Probably do a marathon in the fall. Portland?
Update: * Haney to Harrison relay in November – staking my claim on the fourth leg already ;)
* Some other 10K runs (through the Timex series?) – maybe the same as “usual” (HBC) and maybe some new ones!