I know everyone keeps telling me that it's "normal" to feel less-than-ambitious about running right after I've run a marathon, but what gives? I'm sorta tired of feeling like I would rather do homework than train for another marathon. And yes, I've checked...and no, I don't have a fever.
Maybe it's because I haven't found "the race" to train for. Or maybe it's because I know I need to work on everything running related and that overwhelms me...the part about trying to narrow it down so that I can work on one thing at a time-that's what overwhelms me.
I may have had this feeling last year but totally forgot about it because my only goal was to finish the marathon in one second less than I finished the last one. I thought that would be easy...boy, was I wrong.
At any rate, I wish I could just decide on whether I want to get faster, be able to run longer (who's up for an ultra?), or just be content knowing that my 10+minute pace will still keep me thin and heart healthy.
I guess I really need to figure out why I run at all. I mean my blog screams that "I run because I can", or at least I think it does.
But, really. Why am I running? Am I running so that I will be healthy and not die of heart disease? Am I running because I secretly want to be competitive with all those people who don't run? Am I running to see what I'm made of? Why do I do it, week after week, month after month?
I think if I can figure out the answer to that question, then I can decide what I'm going to do next: train to be speedy, train to go long, run just for the sake of it....
And why do you run?