All of my training runs... D.O.N.E!
I woke up early this morning and decided to get the last 3km out of the way. Today is supposed to be 28C (82F) with rain and I wasn't too keen on a muggy, after work run. It's going to sound a bit stupid but as I started to run this morning I got a bit emotional about it all - It really hit that the next time I would be running would be the actual marathon. When you spend so long building up to a moment it can all get a bit overwhelming when it is so imminent!
On the way to work this morning I was blathering to Danny about the marathon again (I swear he can't wait for it to be over so we can talk about something else!) I was pondering over my plans for after the marathon (aside from putting myself into a cinnamon bun/coffee coma). I admit, I had spent so much time working out how best to prepare myself for the actual event I had neglected to make a plan for recovery!
Danny's idea of a good recovery position
I'd read somewhere that the recommendation was to take one day off for every mile you have run. 26 days away from running? That's not going to work for me. I may have muttered the words 'I will do no running until we get back from our night away (a week)' and Danny may have scoffed a little and said 'yeah right!'
But really... No running for at least a week!
I'm happy to say, after getting to work this morning and putting in the hard yards on Google, I've worked out a bit of a 'recovery plan' that should have me back up and running, injury- and burnout-free, before too long. One week off followed by two weeks following my marathon taper weeks in reverse order, After that I will test out the 30-30-60-90 idea (two 30 minute runs, one 60 minute run and one long 90 minute run each week) I mentioned in my 2013 goals post.
I have also booked in for my triumphant return to my beloved Barrecode on the 22nd of January!
Just in case there are other folks out there as clueless as I am/was about the correct way to recover well from a long-distance run I thought I'd share a couple of links that I found particularly useful -
This post is my Week 1, Day 11 post for 'Start Clean 2013' via Healthy Heddleston.
Today's #StartClean2013 Challenge was a real toughie... 'It’s the end of the week and your need a treat! What are your go-to healthy dessert and snacks?'
I'd Like To Know...
What are your go to dessert / sweet snack choices?