First Post-Marathon Run

I just got back from my first Post-Marathon run following my First Marathon this past Saturday.

I wasn't planning on taking this much time before my first recovery run, but my right ankle was a little sore still and I wanted to make sure that it was solid before heading out and trying anything.

Sunday, the day after the marathon I was pretty sore all day and was doing the marathon shuffle. The worst part, as always, was going down stairs..... but I was loving every step because it reminded me of my accomplishment. Monday was more of the same like Sunday, but a little better throughout the day. I would have probably recovered sooner if it wasn't for the desk job and not moving much all day.

Tuesday was when I started feeling much better and was able to make it down the stairs without holding onto the rail and taking one step at a time. I was going to go run on this day but didn't because of the ankle.

So, today, Thursday, was my first Post-Marathon Recovery Run. My ankle felt good as did my legs. I took it really easy with a first mile pace of 9:49. My legs felt a little tight, but nothing too much out of the ordinary for an early morning run, but they were not sore.

About a half mile into my run I came really close to getting hit by a car that was in a bit too much of a hurry to beat another car out onto the road. I was crossing the intersection while he was coming up to a stop, but he wasn't watching and decided to try and beat another car out onto the main road. I had to stop and swerve very suddenly, and I am sure would have been hit if I hadn't done so.

The second mile was a little faster, but still not too fast at 9:18. I was shocked with the experience of how fast my legs fatigued. My legs felt like I had been running 15 miles by the time I had completed the second mile. the run

This afternoon I get the pleasure of running a small 1 mile race/fun run with my 8 year old son, Brady. He was part of the elementary running club and this is their end of the club fun run. I was excited when I heard that parents could run with them. I am really looking forward to this. We have run a couple other races together, but I always do cherish these times.

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  1. welcome back! don't feel bad about taking extra rest days - you earned them! do try to get a little activity in to help work the soreness out and not lose everything you worked so hard for.

    yikes about that car! stupid driver!

  2. Ignore things you hear, like people doing back-to-back marathons on consecutive weekends. Those people aren't normal.

    I also take a long time recovering after my marathons (all both of them). It's more important to rest up and get your body chemistry back to normal, than it is to start training again.

  3. Great Post Marathon run! Nice post Tim. Good luck with your run with your kid this afternoon.

  4. You def earned yourself a few rest days darling, don't stress! :)

    Have fun tonight!!!

  5. I had to take extra time off after my marathon last month. I had a groin/hip injury of some kind going on. Grrrr! Isn't so nice to be back at it! :)

  6. Thanks everyone for the comments and stopping by!

  7. It takes me about 3 weeks to a month to get my running legs back. Sounds like you're doing fine.

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