|Prior to the run - rocking the mock and being photo bombed by my dog|
Marathon training is so all consuming, and a week after the race I feel disappointed. After months of training and the build up to the race, it is a giant let down once the race is over. It was a fantastic experience, and I had a great weekend. Now my race calendar feels impossibly empty, and I am entrenched in marathon withdrawal.
This means only one thing - I need a new race. I need a new focus. The question is what race should I do? Michigan in the winter isn't exactly a hotbed of races. I am running the 2nd Annual Morgantown Running Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving and another 5k the first weekend in December. Other than that my race calendar is clear, and it feels disconcerting.
Running 26.2 miles is an exciting achievement, and I'm proud of it. But now that withdrawal has set in it's time to let the IT band heal and find the next race. I'll also try to enjoy this down time, but we all know I'm not good at relaxing.