Last night I ran for an hour dowtown, rather I got blown around by the wind for an hour. Holy cow, it about knocked me off my feet! The knee was a little sore but I stopped and stretched my hip flexors and it felt better after that. A little tender this morning but not too bad.
Hope that Chicago is a little less windy on the 22nd! So I think I have to come to grips with the fact that I may not be able to race Chicago. I just don't have the speed workouts in that I think I would need to hold 7:40 pace. So backup plan is to try to BQ with an 8:24 pace as long as that feels relatively easy. I don't want to shred my legs 4 weeks before JFK unless it is going to end in a PR.
I have updated my sidebar with my plans for 07. I am trying to back off a bit next year. I am feeling a bit burned out, still excited about my races but wishing I had a bit of time off before them. I think December will contain little to no running this year. I want to start 07 fresh. I am also trying to stick close to home, all this racing gets expensive.
On another note can I just say how awesome my hubby is? We have been in our house since last November. We bought this house because it doesn't have much fixing to do to it, we are NOT handy at all. The only problem that we have really had is the shower. The diverter was broken and the fixture probably was built with the house in 1930. Picture showering in a tub full of water because the water is shooting out of the faucet and the showerhead at full force.
So Monday night I come home and David suggests I take a shower because I stink, nice. To my surprise I find that he and a buddy have spent all day getting a new fixture and fixing my tub! Now that is true love! The whole thing was tricky because the old fixture was huge, so there was a big hole in the wall. They had to be clever and modified one of those big panels used to take the three handle fixtures to one handle but turn it on its side to cover the hole. It looks good, I'll post a pic later.
Tonight we are off to the comedy club with my office, should be fun!