I’m one week out from the half marathon and feeling good. My quads were a bit sore for a day or two, and then my shins were grumpy after a run, but I think all the kinks are worked out and I’m getting ready to jump back in soon!
The recovery week recap:
Sunday: Race!! 1:33:31, plus a 1/2 mile or so warm up
Monday: 30 minute easy spin + 30 minute easy walk, all recovery based to get the blood flowing
Tuesday: 3 easy miles (9:45 ave) + boot camp (probably not my smartest move as my quads were still a bit sore!)
Wednesday: 3.5 easy with a running client, slightly sore shins afterward –> icing, rolling and a bit of yoga in the evening
Thursday: boot camp + 4 mile walk
Friday: off and celebrating husband’s birthday with friends!
Saturday: squeezed in 6 miles easy early before a nutrition conference all day
I’m learning to listen to my body and take extra days off when needed. Of all possible times I could take time off, post race is key!! I’m not sure why I always struggle with this. I look forward to a whole week off, and then after the race I’m itching to get back out there again! But I think this was a good balance of backing off and keeping it low intensity while still getting a few runs in.
Next up is a 5k on Saturday!!
Sunday: Meeting my parent’s half way for the Crayola Factory and dinner
Monday: Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl
Tuesday: Girls night- probably scrambled eggs and pancakes (I love the sprouted grain mix right now)
Wednesday: Split Pea Soup + cheese quesadillas
Thursday: Leftovers and/or pizza for the girl who wanted it on the meal plan all week…
Friday: Pulled Chicken BBQ + mashed potatoes (for L) and kale salad
How do you recovery after a half? Do you take a whole week off, or do some easy runs + cross training?
Any one else switching over to 5ks soon?