Some time off running

I haven’t run in a week and a half, and I probably won’t be running until Saturday. I’ve had such an intense year of running, already topping 1000 miles that I decided that I needed a break. My legs just haven’t had much energy lately, and were sore and tired. Therefore, I declared a 2 week sabbatical from running to let everything rest up and heal a little bit before I torture it again on Saturday.

Speaking of Saturday, I have another 50K race this weekend: Surf the Murph. This was my first 50K last year, and my original plan was to try and better my time from then. However, I think I will be satisfied if I can just complete 30+ miles after such a big year, and a two week break. Thankfully the weather looks nice, so it will be a lovely day outside if nothing else.

My goal for the year is still 1200 miles, and I should have more than enough time to complete that. It might be slow and short runs for the rest of the season, but I should be able to get it done. Now I need to start thinking about what I want to accomplish next year. I know I peaked very early this year, so next year will probably be focused on a race at least a month later than where I started out 2016.

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