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My next marathon is getting very real. I'll catch a flight in just 25 days. With Mother's Day, high school graduation events, a trip or two to the lake, Memorial Day... it's practically here. Where did the time go? I feel very good about my April training. I stayed on track with my long run mileage and also ran two half marathons.
Most of this week was about recovery. I suspected it would be. It is why I opted to run back to back long distance runs of 16 and 17 miles in the two weekends prior to my steep downhill, extra recovery inducing, half marathon. I was afraid I may not be able to run long the weekend after. I was very shocked and pleased with my finish time on tired legs and hope it bodes well for the marathon... I digress.
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Little happened during the work week except for a short yoga routine Tuesday and 60 minutes of cross training on the mag trainer Wednesday. I enjoyed a few Epsom Salt baths and spent the week wearing compression sleeves under my work slacks. A short 3 mile run on Thursday morning told me loud and clear, my legs needed more time. Alrighty. No mid-week marathon race pace run for me!
By the weekend the legs were feeling fresher, although I wouldn't say 100%. I wanted to do my long run on Saturday to get it over with. But, the humidity was extreme so I decided to stay in bed a while longer. I eventually got out for 7 easy miles.
Sunday morning, we were blessed with lower humidity. I hit the street just before 6:30 a.m.and it was pretty pleasant for the first two hours. By the last hour, I had lost most of my shade and it was hot, but I got in my long run done. Only one more long run remains for this training cycle. WHOOT.
And that's a wrap!
Tell me, do you finally have Spring weather? Or Summer, perhaps?
What is your favorite way to recover after a strenuous race?