Post-race report: 1:48:49, AvHr 151. The cold turned into quite a bad case this past week and is still lingering. Any notion I had of running the 21K as a race were dashed after 2 nights of fevers and a week of chest coughs. I did the run anyways today, really took it easy and used it as an opportunity to hang out with a good friend of mine who happens to be quite an ultra marathoner.
I actually had a really good time, no time pressure or specific goal in mind other than finishing. We talked the whole time and caught up on life. My legs were pretty empty and crampy pretty early on but I made it through without incident. It was nice to experience a race from a different viewpoint, a very relaxed affair.
Anyway, I'm going to take the week off to recover from this cold properly, probably won't put on the running shoes until next week
My next serious race is early February, half-marathon on a fast flat course. If you have any suggestions on how I should structure my time from here until February it would be greatly appreciated. My thoughts right now are: rest this week and do few weeks of off-period, 3 weeks of build up through December and start back into the program in early January. I think the race would land at the end of the 2nd cycle if I start back into the program in January.
Thoughts? Do you think 6 weeks is enough to get back into decent racing form with a solid build up?
PS: maybe I should start a new thread for 2013?