Sunday, December 9, 2012

Delaware Done, 2012 Season Done

26.7 miles later, and the Delaware marathon is now complete. Just got back from Rehoboth Beach from the longer-than-expected marathon. If felt like mile 19 went on and on forever... Turns out it was a mile and a half!

That notwithstanding, Delaware was a decent enough marathon. The weather was unseasonably warm and humid (mid 50's with 100% humidity). The actual course was straight, flat, with areas of VERY sharp turns. Also there was about 4 or 5 miles of unexpected soft trails that probably slowed me up a bit. But hey, it was a good experience.

So that pretty much does it for 2012. It ended with a little bit of a whimper, but 2012 was by far MY BEST SEASON EVER! Not only did i PR in every major event that I do, I also represented the United States in Spain. A truly unforgettable and un-toppable year.

Speaking of, what is next? Well, I feel (as always) the need to step it up a little bit. I've decided to tackle 5 marathons over 5 months (check out the running map for details). I know i can do it, just hope the body holds up. To prepare for that, i plan having a solid off-season of strength building and training. I also learned my lesson regarding speed workouts. I won't break 3 hours in a marathon without speed workouts. So I MAY do some smaller races early on next year. We'll see.

Have a great holiday!