What’s next indeed…
I have been enjoying the post-Ironman time.
Basically I have been doing what I want. If I feel like SBRing, I do. If I want to sit on my butt, I do that.
I have swam and biked a few times since the race, but mostly I have been hanging out with this guy:
Running on the trails around my house.
Actually I have 1 trail to run on near my house - the Appalachian Trail. So rocky, rooty, steep, muddy fun.
I freaking LOVE it.
If I want, I can go about 2000 miles south to Georgia, and about 2oo miles north to Katahdin on this trail if I want to.
And it is a trail with a gazillion amazing views like this one…
It is fun to be doing something different. But my sudden, intense love of trail running has me a little mixed up about next season.
Do I sign up for Ironman Mont Tremblant and redeem that DNF? Or do I just start trail running, doing biking and swimming as cross training?
I am signed up to do the Rev3 Maine Half in a few weeks. I have a lot of friends doing the Olympic and the Half so I see it mostly as an endurance social event for me.
My training plan is basically – well…not really training specifically for the race. I mean, I just did an Ironman a few weeks ago, so I am going to just stay active and well, wing it.
How could that possibly go wrong? ha ha
AND…if I stay healthy, I am doing a trail 50K in October.
For some reason, that appeals to my nature.
I so wish I lived closer so I could get in on some of their group runs. I am thinking of getting down there in September to try to do a loop of the course and see what I just got myself into.
Ummm, the thing is…I don’t even know if I like trail running really – I mean, right now, in the honeymoon phase of it all, I love being in the woods and not having log trucks blowing me off the road, and talking to thru hikers you meet on the trail.
But I have never done a trail race before, so I am not completely sure whether I like them or not.
Which sounds completely ridiculous, I know. Most normal people would sign up for say…a trail 5K to stick their toe in and test the waters.
I am more of a jump off the cliff kind of girl I guess.
Thanks for reading!