Sunday, March 06, 2005

Fast Recovery, but Cautious

Today I feel better, a little stiff and more tired than usual, but no aching muscles. I thank my better half for some excellent recovery food and for allowing me to fall apart on the couch for a couple hours yesterday afternoon.

I think I am going to slow down a bit this week on the running, because next Sunday is a half-marathon (Bienwald). I have already told myself that I am not going to try to break my P.R. on that run, as it is still too cold and they are reporting more snow this week. I think I need to just go and enjoy myself and run how I feel on that day.

I have three 12K runs planned before Sunday (M-W-F), but may just do two and take an extra rest day and/or do some crosstraining. I have pretty much decided to wait until September and just do one marathon this year. The winter keeps dragging on - I planted potatoes and onions the second week of March last year - this year the ground is still frozen.

Comments:
Glad you are recovering. Food and rest always help. I'm still struggling to rebuild distance...and my longest distance to date was 5.5 miles!! 13 sounds like a killer to me:)
 
Good plan on backing off a little this week if you have a Half on Sunday. Think of it as a mini-taper. You might surprise yourself with your recovery. Maybe a PR? :)
 
A mini-taper might just be the thing, I would love to pull a new P.R. out of my jogging hat, especially when it's not planned :)
 
Backing off this week sounds like a good plan. Two 13 mile runs on back to back weekend is a lot! I usually do a "long" long run only every other weekend at this point, with a shorter "long" run in between. Determined NOT to get injured this year!
 
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