This week was all about RECOVERY. I really do not recover quickly. My runs were slow and easy and I couldn't have gone faster even if I had wanted to. My legs didn't feel like they had some pep until Friday.
This week was also all about trying to hit an even mileage! Something is wrong with my Garmin and it is not accurately measuring the distances. I spent all week trying to even things out.
Saturday- Capital 10 Miler Race! (12 miles total due to warm up and cool down.)
Sunday- Rest. It felt so good to be lazy!
Monday- My quads were very sore, but I went for a run to test the waters. The first mile was painful but it got better after that. I ended up running 5.2 miles because of the Garmin issue. I kept the pace slow because there was no way I could do anything but run easy.
Tuesday- My quads felt a lot better but they weren't perfect. I did another 5.2 miles and I felt slower than the day before. I just had no energy! I really felt like I was running the last 5 miles of a marathon or something!
Wednesday- Upper body lifting session and core/glute stuff at home. I forget what I did, but it was the "usual".
Thursday- 7.8 miles around my hood. (Garmin said 7.6. You see how I was trying to make things even??) My quads were feeling back to normal but I was still tired.
Friday- 5 miles around my hood. (I tried for 4.8) The pep in my step was back! I was running in the 8:20s and it felt easy. Hallelujah! Then after work I had to drop my car off at the garage and since we only have one car and Paul doesn't drive, I had to run home. I stopped for a walking cool down after .8 miles to make it and even 36 miles for the week!
All my anal retentive readers can rest easy! I finally ended on an even number!
How long does it take you to bounce back from a hard race?