5 Days Off

I have not run formally since Sunday. Decided it was about time I gave myself a break. Only workouts this week have been a 1400 meter swim and an hour of sore bodies class (and boy is my body sore!) I am glad I took the time off to recover but I am so ready to run again. Even if it is just a slog. My butt has been dragging by 4 PM every day this week. It is obvious that working out each day keeps my energy high and makes me a more productive person!

I asked for the Pfitzinger book for Christmas so hopefully by Tuesday I will come up with a plan for the year! So far it is looking like a lot of long events again. I've been asked to pace the 4 hour group in Tampa in February. I'm signed up for Winter Buckeye 50k and Boston, and I plan on racing Cinci again. I've got a half iron on tap in the fall, and I'm even thinking of travelling in December next year for a more arid 50 miler! No real rest for the crazy :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I know I will. Lots of family time and I will even squeeze in a trail run tomorrow morning!

11 comments:

Backofpack said...

Elizabeth - Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas, and keep those plans rolling for next year!

Runner Susan said...

The Pfitz book is a good one. I've read it, but not actually followed the training plan . . . because it actually involves stuff about running, and why would I do that?

TriSaraTops said...

oooooo ooo ooooooooooooooooo!!!

Can my favorite energizer bunny running cheerleader ultra friend pace me to sub 4 in C-bus? :) Pretty pretty please?

Can't wait to meet up for lunch! Been way too long!

Brett S. said...

Have a great Christmas and New Year. Catch you next year. I'm slacking and relaxing too.

RunBubbaRun said...

Have a great christmas and happy new Year..

Maybe a 50 miler in december, I knew you could not totally stay away..

Happy Trails.

Anne said...

Merry Christmas to you too! It's nice to hear someone listens -- and obeys -- their body when it's screaming for a rest. You'll be grateful.

Steve Stenzel said...

Merry Christmas!! - From the Speedo/Pharmie household.

Robin said...

merry christmas!

tony said...

Hope you enjoyed your time off, and had a Merry Christmas!!
If the Pfitz book is "Advanced Marathoning", you'll love it!!
Easy & quick read that I refer to as my "running bible" over & over.
Highly recommend to all!

TrainingtoTri said...

I'm doing the Pig too! See you at the finish line, you know if you still happen to be hanging around there 2 hours after you cross! Hahah.

Dream Chaser said...

You hint that you've been running informally.