Now that the Ottawa Marathon is in the books, it’s time to focus on what’s next. As per my coach I’ve taken it easy by doing a couple of weeks of easy running, but it’s time to get the new plan going so I can be fit enough for what’s next:
- Aug 10-17 – ENDURRun Ultimate
- Aug 23 – i2P 100k
- Sept 20 – Sears Great Canadian Run 100k (Toronto to Blue Mountain)
- Oct 4 – Sears Great Canadian Run 100k (Ottawa to Montebello)
- Nov 2 – MEC Marathon – Gatineau Park
Needless to say anytime these events are mentioned, my stomach takes a flip. I’m not sure I can do all this. I’ve never run further than a marathon. BUT I’m stronger than I ever thought of, and fitter than I’ve ever been. So why not?
I’m meeting with my coach on Friday, and he will get me there, I have no doubt. Or rather, he and I will get me there. But I like to learn about the process from all angles, so I turn to my reading list and to podcasts (they will be covered in a later post!). This picture is only a few of the books in my pile. The top one is my kindle, where I have started reading Relentless Forward Progress, and have Born to Run, and Ben Greenfield’s Beyond Training among others.
The books cover training (which I’ll flip through and glean bits and pieces here and there), nutrition, and the mental side of training. Considering my comfort level with these events right now, I think that’s where I will focus.
Stay tuned for book reviews!
*if anyone has any book recommendations… please let me know!