What Should Be My Next Half-Marathon?

Other than finishing my first half-marathon on August 6th, this month is on track to be the least I’ve run since October 2016. And there was a pretty low bar in some of those months since then.

I rested both the week before and the week after the half. Then, I’ve really only run on the two weekends since then. Ooof. Not good.

In my mind, I’m getting up and running almost every morning, looking forward to starting up with lifting and mountain biking again once it starts cooling off in September. In reality, I’m: a) sleeping in; b) getting up early and reading until getting ready for work; or c) getting up, reading a little and then falling back asleep until it’s time to get up. All of which makes for pleasant, easy mornings, but is doing nothing to build fitness. In fact, I’m actively losing all the fitness momentum I built getting ready for the half.

I’m planning on signing up for another half in October or November, but still trying to decide what’s next. I’ll be committing by September 1 (payday), but in the meantime, I need to get up and get running.

Two big questions for readers:

  1. What do you do to stay motivated after hitting a running goal?
  2. For those in Central Texas, what half-marathons would you recommend in October or November?




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