This morning I woke up a little tight in the legs and took a short walk to loosen up. I put on a pair of Pro Compression
socks thigh highs SR gave me and am hoping they will help speed along my recovery!
After my 2 mile morning stroll I made pancakes for breakfast and logged onto work. I am so glad I work from home so I can hobble around as needed and keep my post-marathon uniform on all day (see above).
Mid-afternoon I fought off a nap with
some lots o’ granola. I’m so bad about trying to fix tired with food, but today a nap wasn’t in the cards and I was just friggin’ tired! Bah, I know this and should have had a better plan of attack for this.
Since Long Beach was a training run for New York, now I need to let myself recover from the marathon while making sure I keep up my fitness level and stay in ‘marathon running shape’.
After a marathon I usually follow Hal Higdon’s Zero Week Plan. Higdon and Steve both say not to run for 3 days after the race. So, (reluctantly) I will not run until Thursday. I know my body is tired, but my heart is happy and wants to run
The plan for the week looks like this:
Monday: Rest, Eat, Repeat
Tuesday: Chest and back strength
Thursday: Easy 4 miler to see how I feel
Friday: Class or strength
Saturday: Run distance TBD
Everyone’s recovery is different so I am going to change this if my body is telling me it’s too much or not enough or it’s better to sleep in
I brought home a plate of leftovers from the BBQ for Ben’s dinner, but am not sure what I’ll be having. I do not feel like cooking so it might be a frozen pizza or something.
Question: What’s your exercise plan for the week?
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