What better way to spend your ‘I can’t run’ days than by planning all the amazing runs and races you are going to complete in record times just as soon as you are able to get out there again! You won’t believe the challenging courses, fast flat courses, hilly routes and muddy sections I have run in my head over the last few days and you certainly won’t believe the pace at which I did them! More realistically though, we have been talking about what races to schedule in, how many, when and what distances. I think we learned from Dopey and London that having too many, too far an too close together is counter productive. We quite like running once we get going and we both quite like the odd race but we don’t like the pressure of running lots of races. Having some booked in keeps us honest and focused but it’s a fine balance between that and feeling stressed out.
So we have pretty much made the decision that we will have another go at the Dopey Challenge in January 2019. The races we might try and do between now and then look something like this:
- Keighley 10k – March 2017
- Endure 24 – July 2017
- Yorkshire Coast 10k Scarborough– October 2017
- Harewood House Half Marathon – February 2018
- Keighley 10K – March 2018
- Hamburg Half Marathon – June 2018
- Endure 24 (if we enjoy it in 2017) – July 2018
- Great North Run – September 2018
- Robin Hood Half Marathon – September 2018
- Scarborough 10k – October 2018
- DOPEY – January 2019
That looks like a pretty good list to me really and there are some opportunities there for a decent proof of time run for Dopey. In addition we may actually get out butts to parkrun, too.
Anyway, I think my throat is getting a little better. I don’t think I have a temperature any more so I hope that in a day or two I can try some baby steps towards running again.