Here are the next four runs (week 5-8) – although these runs may be subject to change. If any changes do occur, I will make sure to give you as much advanced notice as possible.
I’m also including some requested links to local massage and acupuncture spots that I’ve found helpful and relaxing. Remember, throughout the entire marathon training period you will be putting your body through incredible stress and testing it on many different levels. Because of this, it’s wise to be as good to yourself as possible. What does this mean? It means not to include just the basics: eating well, hydrating, getting plenty of sleep, and stretching – but also including things that help rejuvenate and relax the mind and body. I recommend massage and acupuncture, as well as yoga, meditation, and other relaxation modalities that help quiet the mind and reduce stress.
Massage: Jessie Jing’s, Santa Rosa (great deal!) http://www.yelp.com/biz/jessie-jings-massage-therapy-santa-rosa
Acupuncture: Petaluma Community Acupuncture (very reasonable, good vibe) http://petalumacommunityacupuncture.com/
Week 5 – April 6: Spring Lake + Lake Ralphine double loop (7-8 miles). Meet at the North Dam hill at Spring Lake (off Montgomery Dr.) at 9am.
Week 6 – April 13: Joe Rodota Trail (9 miles). Meet at El Molino High School, Forestville, at 9am.
Week 7 – April 20: Spring Lake + Annadel (10 miles). Meet at the North Dam hill at Spring Lake at 9am.
Week 8 – April 27: TBA
Further details on the above runs will be added in the coming weeks.