Please excuse my absence! I’ve been crazy busy with midterms so I haven’t been able to blog since my half in September. That being said, I’m back and am going to make the strongest effort to blog three times a week, (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). If you follow me on Instagram, I always post when a blog goes live so make sure to follow!
Ok, let’s play catch up. Last time I posted, I had just run the Oakville Half Marathon.
It was a really awesome race, and I learned a ton about my body and things I can refine for next time. I initially registered for the Hamilton Marathon Road 2 Hope (the half distance), however due to my crazy midterm schedule, I haven’t been able to train as much as I would want. My body also took a solid two and a half weeks to recover fully from Oakville, so that ate into my training time. Just recently, I made the executive decision to bump down to the 5k distance which I know I could run comfortably. I’m not looking for a pr, but if one came my way I’d be pretty happy. My plan is to make this race my last race of the year, and then come back strong for a half in the spring.
I strongly suggest the Hamilton Marathon if you’re looking to BQ. The race has an amazing course that’s pretty flat, making it optimal for record times. Their “Run the Hammer” and “Hammer the Hammer” challenges are closed, but all the other distances still have spots free and it’s super affordable. Race weekend is just under two weeks from now, so register soon!
-Running Fast, Lifting Heavy