Post Marathon Life
After a few days of pain and suffering, I’m happy to say that all is well and I’m comfortably back running.
Last Monday and Tuesday following the Chicago Marathon, I was pretty sore. I stayed home from work on Monday, but went back in on Tuesday. Going down steps was probably the worst I had to deal with. I did managed to put together my daughter’s new bed that we picked up from IKEA and actually moving around felt good.
Wednesday morning I went to the “Y” for a swim. I took it pretty easy and only did about 750 yards.
Thursday afternoon I went for my first run. Did 2 very easy miles and felt great. Friday I pushed it a little further and did 4 and followed that up with 6 on Sunday. This week, I’m trying to get back to a more normal training week. I had a good solid 5.25 mile run yesterday morning and plan to do some intervals tomorrow.
I’ve signed up for a 10K (the 2009 Gumbo Flats 10K in Chesterfield, MO) this coming Saturday, a 5K on November 14th in my home town, and plan to do the Alton Great River Road 10 Miler on November 28th. Keeping some things on the calendar will definitely help keep me going. I went from thinking about taking the upcoming 10k easy to maybe even pushing it a bit to break my 10K PR of 57:12.
I did experience a good case of the post marathon blues. The combination of being done with the marathon and a solid week of clouds and rain made for an odd feeling week. The best I felt was after my first run on Thursday. Getting back out there was wonderful. I felt great and was ready to push on with post marathon life!