Today I thought I’d take my legs for a little spin to see if they are okay after the marathon I ran on Sunday. Recovery runs always seem like such a good idea to me.
Everything seems fine. I ran a quick 2.65 miles with a pace of 7:30. No aches. No pains. I had one sore spot on my lower back where my water belt rubbed up under my (slightly too) short shirt, and ever so slight chafing. I haven’t taken any meds or painkillers. No blisters either. No stiffness and stairs haven’t been an issue.
I have found myself drinking a lot more liquids over the last few days as I try to replenish my body. I’ve been constantly filling the water bottle on my desk and taking extra (decaf) coffee throughout the day. The additional food has been helping too; a donut here, a slice of cake there. Yum.
I have a track meeting tomorrow night so we’ll see how that goes after such a long run. I expect I’ll conk out a little earlier than previously, but it will be interesting to see.
I expected the toll to be higher on my body. I’m relieved that it hasn’t been, but surprised.