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.
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!
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?