I am slowly recovering and taking my time before I start longer distances after running the St. Louis marathon. I didn’t have any injuries but I did have pain that manifested about two to three days after the race. The most prominent was the top of my right foot. It was really hurting for a few days so I forced myself to do lighter “runs” if you will, using the elliptical and treadmill for about a week. I iced and used my foam roller ~ both seem to help quite a bit. The “rungry” also didn’t happen. I find that amazing as well. When I ran the half I was extremely hungry for a couple of days. I’m chalking this one up to eating well. I really made sure I stayed hydrated and ate enough(tried to eat the right foods).
It’s funny, I had no problem with the taper before the marathon. It was aftermath of “still wanting to keep moving” I found more difficult. The urge to go out and run, knowing that wouldn’t be a smart idea. You have to give yourself time. It’s the smart and healthy thing to do. So, catching up with a few days this was the recap:
Nov 2 Sat ~ 3.49 walked
Sun ~ rest
Mon ~ 3 miles elliptical
Tues ~ 1:15 hrs yoga
Wed ~ 3 miles elliptical
Thurs ~ Fri rest
Sat ~ 2 miles treadmill 3 miles elliptical
Total = 14.49 miles. To all of you who visit from time-to-time, follow my progress, or just the curious. I thank you and happy miles to you ~ 10,395.70 thankfully remaining.