Post Race Weekly Recap

Ummm….last week was a zero running week for me! ZERO!!! It wasn’t because I didn’t want to but it just didn’t happen. And, I’m okay with that.

Last Sunday I ran my 5th half marathon at Johnny Miles, if you missed the recap you can find it here. It was good, bad and ugly and good again – I’m happy with it. I took Monday off work (planned) and was wanting to rest and take it easy but it ended up being a really busy day of errands (unplanned). This is what my week looked like:

Post Race Running…or Rest Days.

Monday: Rest & Recover Day. I wanted to do a shake out run but that didn’t happen. My thighs hurt so much going down stairs.

Tuesday: Yoga. Oh, yoga felt great…except for the chair pose. I wasn’t having any of that and everyone laughed at me as they knew I just ran a half marathon. I did alternative poses when needed. My thighs still hurt.

I also wasn’t feeling awesome and thought I might have had a touch of heat exhaustion based on the systems I was having. Lots of water and rest in between work and kid stuff.

Wednesday: Rest Day. Relief with my thighs came on day three post half marathon. Hilary had soccer which I’m coaching so I was on my feet that night for a bit.

Thursday: Rest Day but I really wanted to run.

From my garden.

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Friday: Rest Day. I planned to run but decided I need to just do nothing. Honestly, I sat down in front of my TV and couldn’t even figure out how to watch a show because it’s been so long. (We don’t have cable but Netflix).

Saturday: I planned to run that evening but totally wimped out last minute and watched Netflix that night. (It was a busy day between errands with the girls and an outdoor birthday party in the rain (it was fun!) in the afternoon. That run just wasn’t happening that evening.

Sunday: SOCCER!!!!!!!!!! Finally, I moved more then walking! Oh, how I love soccer! I do, I do! It was great. Well, not great, we lost but it felt great to play. I need a tan!

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That’s it. Super relaxed, super non-active week! I’m thinking I really need to get my butt in gear as I’m pretty sure I should be at least one week into my next half marathon training. That would be for Maritime Race Weekend 5k & Half Marathon September 15/16th. I might not be on track with training for that but I’m going to get more focused this week and figure out my training plan.

Anyone else take a full week off after a race?

What’s the best thing you do to recover after a race?

How long do you wait to run your next race?

Today I’m linking up with HoHo Runs, MissSippiPiddlin and Zenaida Arroyo. Don’t forget to check out their blogs!

WWGuest-Zenaida

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16 thoughts on “Post Race Weekly Recap

  1. I’ve been reading so many posts about rest lately, I’m finally taking an unplanned one today! Woke up about a half hour ago to go to yoga and just realized that I needed to stop–not healthy to go 6 days a week every week, especially as mileage increases. Thanks for being part of my reminder to take care of myself!

  2. Yay for yoga! I actually ended up doing that twice last week!: :] I’m glad you got some rest in this week! I did a Netflix binge on Saturday as well (…heh 😀 ).

  3. I used to take an entire week off after a half when I was pretty new to distance running, now I do so much 10-ish mile stuff its not a big deal. I did take all of last week off, though, by default. Well, I ran an easy 1-mile shakeout on Monday, but didnt do much else after that because my knee has been so strange.

  4. Oh, gosh, those rest times are hard-earned, well-deserved, and much-needed! Plus, I’m not sure coaching soccer could really be a rest day. I LOVE that flower – so pretty!

  5. Ever race is different so I think every recovery period is too! Sounds like you listened to your body and that is super smart!

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