The first run back after a marathon is usually such a mixed bag for me. I look forward to it, but I’m also nervous about it – nervous that things will feel off or I’ll be hurt from the marathon. I’m happy to say that I finished my first run back today and it felt good! Legs and body felt fine -no injuries and no residual marathon soreness. The only issue was that I was winded because I’ve packed on the pounds. 🙂
I typically take a week off after a marathon and stay up late, go to happy hour, eat crap food, drink too much wine and basically be a big fat lazy slug. Recovery from Phoenix was no exception. I literally didn’t do any physical activity Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. I also literally started EVERY morning this week with an apple fritter from Caribou and a latte. Nothing like consuming 800+ calories before 7:00 a.m. And my adult beverage intake this week? Let’s just say that I hope my neighbors don’t look in my recycling bin – they may stage an intervention.
But, the good news is that I am officially SICK of treats and booze and being lazy. So I began my come-back yesterday with some cycling and walking and then ran 6 recovery paced miles today. And I also calendared my training schedule that will get me to the starting line of Hopkinton! Woot! I know all my Phoenix training will flow right into Boston training, and likely benefit me, but it seems odd to be starting Week #1 of Boston training when the race is 37 days away! Yikes! Only 37 days! Let the training begin! 🙂