Post-Marathon

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.

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16 thoughts on “Post-Marathon

  1. Now that you’ve made it through, I think it’s okay to share one of my favorite exchanges on marathons from Remington Steele:

    Laura: If I were a man, you wouldn’t question me for running a marathon.
    Remington: I’d question anyone running 26 miles without being chased.

    🙂

  2. I am impressed. You ran a good race and can still walk. You are way ahead of my first marathon. I think it took me 4 days before I could keep up with my 85 year old mother. 🙂

  3. Happy to hear that you are sore and hopefully that feeling stays. I usually find though as the days go on I get a bit more sore.

    Have a good flight home.

  4. Congrats on your finish. I can’t wait to hear more about your first marathon. As Joey said – keep moving. It helps with blood flow to those tired and damaged muscles.

  5. Nothing like experience to know where you are. They say running a marathon is always hard.. even if you do it at an easy pace to keep, it’s sill 26.2 miles… long, like you said.
    Glad you are recovering well, especially with your injured calf.

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