Almost immediately after we ran Berlin, I started thinking of my next marathon. I wanted to redeem myself and make up for my awful finish time, which was so far from my goal. I started thinking of what I did wrong – my off-target training paces, the lack of time to recover from jet lag, the wrong training plan for me, not enough cross-training, no smaller races, etc. There were so many factors to consider. However, all that aside, I have found my next marathon- the New Jersey Marathon, right along the Jersey shore and right in Phil’s old neighborhood. I have yet to figure out my training plan for NJ but right now I am just focusing on getting back into running and cross-training.
My plan of attack for the next few weeks:
- buy new running clothes
- find smaller races for the fall/winter.
-Anyone run NJ before??
-Any races coming up?