I plan to do a race recap when I get home. I fly back today. Right now I’ve got my legs in the hot tub again.
I feel surprisingly good. My injured calf feels nearly healed, which underscores that the injury was not caused by running, although I certainly could have destroyed it if I hadn’t been careful. The massage yesterday along with more icing, rolling, hot tub did me good. I slept hard last night. I was worried I’d have trouble getting out of bed or doing stairs, but so far it’s been fine. I won’t rule out delayed onset muscle soreness for tomorrow, though.
I really had a lot of fun, although I think getting my Boston BQ won’t be a easy thing. It’s hard to say based on this race/training run whether it’s an over stretch, but I do feel like I know much more about what I’m getting myself into. The last 6 miles were tough, but not quite a death march. I do need to get mentally tougher at that segment, though. My body can do it.
Have I mentioned I love running? I must because 26.2 is a looooonnng freaking way.