Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Post race blues..........

I ran my first recovery run yesterday. The quads were still screaming at me, but I knew I needed to get off my rump and get moving. 1 1/2 days of vegging and watching TV was enough. Just walking down the stairs was still killer for me. I knew it was going to be a very slow, easy run, so I didn't take MR Garmin or the iPod. Not sure how fast/slow I was, but it definetly was slow, not fast. It felt good to get the first recovery run (3 miles) over with.

Today I ran 4 miles at a much faster, yet still recovery pace. I took the iPod, not Mr Garmin. Legs are much better, but looking forward to Yoga class and a nice easy 3 miler again tomorrow. I am still in weight loss mode and so not pushing my workouts, is pretty frustrating. I know the recovery process is important, so I am trying to be patient.

Does anyone else get the post race blues??? I do, and I am trying to pull myself out of it by finding my next marathon....
I think I have my next marathon down to two choices.
Choice A.... Atlanta, Ga Marathon on Nov 26Th... Thanksgiving. How fun. We are NOT going home to Utah for the Holiday, so how fun to run a FULL marathon instead. Depends on what the hubby thinks would be fun, it's his holiday break as well.
Choice B.... Rocket city marathon in Huntsville AL, on Dec 12Th. This race looks fun, and sounds like an easy BQ. We shall see.

16 comments:

Lacy said...

Hello! Found you on tall mom's blog.
I'm right there with you. Can't walk the stairs and trying not to drift too far into the "now what?" stage of post marathon.
Wow! 11 marathons! Congrats. I'm only to 4.
Congrats

Denise said...

I get the post race blues BIG time. Signing up for something usually helps!!

Amanda said...

I definitely get a post race slump for a few weeks until I sign up for something else. I think that race in Atlanta sounds pretty cool.

Marlene said...

I think I still may be suffering from some post race blues from my race in September.

Should have known you'd have nother 26.2 on your radar soon. :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Like Marlene I still have post race blues...but my race was in June.. UGH!! Pretty sure that once I officially register for my next Marathon I will feel better.

I am planning but I just wish I had one a bit closer on the radar.. My half next weekend should help a little.

Hugs to more races for you..

Stuart said...

Races are like vacations you should never not have one booked on your calendar!

RunToTheFinish said...

oh oh come to Miami for the full on Jan 31!!

I can't say I get the post marathon blues, but I don't run them with the regularity that many of you do...I just get this like OH I NEED to do something feeling

Lacey Nicole said...

making plans is the best antidote!!!!!!!

Horsley News said...

Congrats on how well you did. Great job.
MOM

Stephanie said...

Huntsville, AL!!! You HAVE to! My best friend in the whole entire world moved there last year!!!

Kandice said...

Do they have Marathon Runners Addiction Anonymous? Lol...I'm kidding!
How about you get you a tiny baby Greg instead....November-January is a wonderful time to try for that fall baby!
Just a thought ;)

Nicole said...

I'm right there with you! I noticed you had run the Kentucky Derby Marathon. How is that one? I'm thinking that might be my next half?

Mandy said...

What!?!?!?!?!?

You aren't coming home for the holidays????

:(

I thought that is when I was gonna get my Janice fix.

(snif, snif)

kristen said...

I am almost out of my PMB (post marthon blues). I can at least see the light now. I was a wreck for the first couple of weeks.

Sounds like your shaking it off must better than I did.

Becca said...

Yay for you! I'm so impressed with (and jealous of) your time. Boston here you come!

Kim said...

I don't tend to get the blues as there is always a new goal in sight. Pick your next poison and you'll feel better!