Now that the marathon is well behind me (although my legs seem to still remember it) it’s time to figure out what to run next. I know I want to run another marathon in October or November, but I haven’t decided which.
Registration for many of the popular marathons, like Berlin, have already closed and the others are filling up so I don’t have very much time to decide.
In the meantime I need to get back to training and figure out what I’m going to do to get my blood sugar under better control.
I have at least six months until the next marathon, enough time to train well, take full advantage of having a running coach and consider the issue that has been on my mind for the last few months – the pump.
According to my coach, and many others of course, the road to a better (faster) marathon passes through 10K races. I’ve never really liked 10K races. I don’t know if it’s because I’m relatively slow or because anyone can run them or because they are over so quickly it seems ridiculous to go somewhere (by car) for such a short run. My best time in a 10K race is from the Nike Human Race – 46:46. That was last October and I have run many miles since then so I am confident that I can break my 10k record.
My first attempt will take place on May 7th. I’m not sure what shape I’ll be in so soon after the marathon but my coach put it in my schedule and most of the members of my running group will be participating in it. In any case, more often than not, it’s my blood sugar levels that determine the quality of my running. And on days like today when I wake up 274, I am not optimistic.