My posts on running have been a bit slim over the last month and that’s because I’m in the off-season. Training for my next marathon will kick off in mid-June so until then I’ve been working on other fitness goals. Soccer, weightlifting and yoga have been integrated into my schedule to help in keeping up my speed, build strength and increase flexibility. I continue to run shorter distances (typically 3-4 miles; don’t think I’ve gone past five since the half marathon in March) and I signed up to run a 5K with a friend in early June. Finally a race that won’t have me in pain the rest of the day!
I’ve also taken some time to catch up on reading my running magazines from cover to cover. I’ve been tickled by stories about crazy races such as the pack burro race that takes place in Colorado where you literally run with a donkey by your side, http://www.fourteenernet.com/goldrush/burro-race.htm, and inspired by stories of scenic trail runs and the guts to brave whatever wild animal may come your way. My love for running grows stronger as I read such articles and experience the passion that so many have for this sport.
I’ve also been following some other running blogs which is a great way to find ideas that will trigger a following on my own site. I have some thoughts percolating…
As spring will soon turn to summer, I’m looking forward to the off-season becoming another training season. It will be a new opportunity for me to fine-tune my body and push myself to another marathon journey.