So I went ahead and regis-turd for the Too Cold to Hold race at White Rock Lake in Dallas. I would’ve taken a screen shot of the online registration page, but it wasn’t very exciting to look at, and I assume you believe I registerd as I have no reason to lie about this.
They have a 5k, 5 Mile, and 10 Mile. I decided to go for the 5 Mile. Why? Couple o’ reasons. Firsty is that I’ve never run a 5 mile race and want to give it a go. Sloppy seconds is that after all the long steady training runs I did leading up to the Disney Marathon, I really just want to run short and fast finally! (And I know that 5 miles isn’t as short as the 5 kilometers, but to me it seems short after going 26.2, so back off!) Thirsty thirds is that I’m still letting my body recover and so I figured I’d keep it to single digits mileage for now.
Speaking of which, can I just say that I see too many people not taking enough time to let their body recover after a big race. There are some folks out there who can run a marathon every day, but most people can’t. These races take a toll on the average person’s body, and it needs to heal itself. Even if you don’t have an injury, there are still breakdowns in the body after races and long runs that go all the way to the cellular level. But I see so many people jump right back into it right away. Take a freakin break already. There will still be races after your body is recovered and your legs are springy again!
Now that said, I feel pretty good after my race. No significant injuries to speak of. Still have good energy. But I’m in this for the long haul, so figure it’s better to listen to my body. It will tell me when it’s time to go long again. I’ve still been running, lifting, yoga-ing, but also enjoying the relative break. Of course, I still need to get ready for the Rock N Roll Half Marathon in two months, but I’ll be fine. (Again, sorry for lack of this race’s registration screen shot, but see my reasons for not doing so in sentence two.) I’ve partnered with a very exciting new training group, but that’s a story for another soon to come blog post. But know that through this group, I’ll be more than ready for the Dal RnR 1/2.
Finally, I’m still working on collecting all my thoughts and pics and vids from the Disney Marathon, but I’ll get to it’s recap eventually. I’ve got other stuff going on in my life, so you yahoos will have to wait. In the mean time, here’s a recap video Run Disney made about the marathon. Check it out when you got 4 minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bdFXVDZzVQ&list=PL4C524BF1027443FA
It quickly shows a lot of what went down. Man, Disney does it right! They don’t do anything small, that’s fo shizzle. Peace and running grease!