I did it. I did convince myself to go out on a run last night — the motivation yesterday helped. So did the fact that Ryan and Matt were going out too. Even though I didn’t run with them, just knowing they were going out running helped me get out the door. I made it just over 4 miles, but it was a struggle. My legs were still feeling pretty tight and tired from Sunday’s race.
After running yesterday I tried to do a little extra stretching to help the recovery process. This week I’m letting myself get a little extra rest too, by trying to get to bed a little earlier if possible. I also took off from working out on Monday and Tuesday.
This weekend I’m going to get back into my long-run schedule with an 18-19 miler on Saturday. Hopefully my legs are feeling more recovered by then. Tonight’s yoga session should help though too. Next week I will try for about 21 miles. I think I should be able to get in three more longer runs in before the marathon — only seven weeks away!
Next week I’m headed to a conference in Dallas, TX. I’m hoping I can get in a few runs on the hotel treadmill or around downtown during the week. I’m returning late Friday night, so hopefully I can drag myself out of bed
Anyone been to Dallas before? Have any good restaurant suggestions? I’ve never been there, so I’m looking forward to exploring a new area.
How long does it take you to recover after a hard race? Usually I feel pretty good after a couple days, but I think the San Francisco hills made my legs a bit more tired than usual.