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.