Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Recovery much needed

I'm heeding advice this year. Until I read the Pftizinger/Douglas book on advanced marathoning, I never really appreciated what a recovery day meant. I simply tried to do all runs at pace, tempo or just slower than pace. After running 32 miles over two days on Saturday and Sunday, and with a rest day yesterday, I was still sore in some muscles last night and before the early morning run just completed. So I took it very slow. 10K in about 58 minutes. Felt good to warm up the muscles but not push it. Good though, cause tomorrow's the longest mid-week run of the program, a whopping 14 miles (23K). Now the debate is whether to do it early or late.

3 comments:

Marky Mark said...

I'm finding all this training a bit tiring, and I'm doing much less than you (although I am older I think). It's hard to keep it all going with nagging injuries-even things like chafing spots. But in the end it will all be worthwhile!

yumke said...

It is hard, but I love it on race day when i'm prepared. You've earned it then...

Fran said...

I've really come to appreciate reocvery runs and I don't mind doing them anymore.

earlier is going to be cooler. plus i think there's chance for thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon.