It's no secret how much I was looking forward to NYCM and quite equally to the aftermath, which included a heavy nudge on the RESET button. Now that some precious recovery time has passed since the race, I'm focusing on what I would like to accomplish for the remainder of 2010. In no particular order:
- Consistently running 6 days/week, 7 some weeks. My body likes the consistency & frequency and b/c I run all non-quality work outs at an easy pace, there isn't a big risk for break-down. Of course this doesn't mean monster mileage right away, I'm still recovering, but shorter running and running more often.
- 1 trip to the yoga studio MINIMUM. Unfortunately I had hoped to also work swimming a day or two into the mix but my pool is closed for maintenance right now and so ideally I'd like this to be 2 visits to the studio each week.
- Cleaning up my diet. I got way too lax in what goes in the ole gullet throughout most if not all of the summer and I can feel and see the difference. Planning evening meals and more regular trips to the grocery store will do wonders here.
- Somewhat related to the visits to the yoga studio, I need to get back to a strong meditative practice. I lost all, I mean all of my mental game. In hindsight this is one of the largest reasons why my summer & early fall running sucked so much, I just didn't have my mind in it and at some times, my heart.