I just completed my first post-half marathon run. It wasn’t pretty.
For one, I’m still pretty sore. It’s important to do some sort of run after a major effort in order to get healing blood into the tired limbs. But my first tenth of a mile, I was hilariously stiff. Like a zombie run.
I only walked once, when I thought I felt a weird pull in my right hip. I also had two brief pauses crossing the street with traffic.
I only did 2.5 miles. I had thought I’d try 3.1, but I started getting shin splints. I haven’t had those in ages and I felt like it was a sign not to push things.
My hips, ankles and quads all weren’t too keen on continuing either. But I did run negative splits.
I may get up and do a quick run tomorrow. We fly out to London tomorrow night. I’m not relishing the idea of being on a plane for seven+ hours. Hopefully my instant cold ice packs will be allowed in my carry-on bag so I can ice during the flight.
Now, I need to mail a care package to college-boy and pack my bags.