The soreness continues :)

Coming off my marathon, there are a lot of questions.  What’s next?  Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K.

I guess I have to get over this soreness first.  I am worse this morning then I was yesterday.  I got up this morning and had to just stand for a minute before I could think of walking.  Next marathon I’ll train in cooler weather (hopefully) and be able to do more workouts.  I really needed another month of training before this race last Sunday.  But I made it through and am glad I kept an 8:00 pace for 12 miles.

Short post today.  Heading off to the cemetery to visit my dad and sister and then do some slow moving shopping.

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23 thoughts on “The soreness continues :)

  1. I was incredibly sore for days! Hopefully the shopping/walking will help loosen things up a little bit. After I finished my first marathon, I found it was also nice to stop thinking so much about running for a little bit. The mental break from the focus was a relief, and the chance to start running again without a framework was liberating and reenergizing. It was nice to have options in front of me again and to head out for those first few shakeout runs with no commitments, just the love of the run. Hope you feel the same!

    • So true. It is such a big commitment to train for a marathon, I’m sure the break will do me well! Sore for days! I think I’m already there. I think my nose is the only part of me that isn’t sore. 🙂

  2. Congrats! It must feel awesome to get out there and have a strong run that makes you push yourself! Keep up the hard work for future races and I can’t wait to keep reading your posts. It helps out a newbie like me.

  3. “You shouldn’t start thinking about your next marathon until you forget your last one”.
    – Frank Shorter

    But isnt it the best kind of soreness? You have accomplished a lot. Congrats!

  4. Probably not what you want to hear BUT….consider doing a shake out run this afternoon. A very SLOW 2-3 miles. It really will help alleviate the pain (I know that sounds counter intuitive).

    For what it’s worth, I swore I would NEVER run another marathon after I ran my first one. 2.5 years later, I am traveling two time zones to do it again. My best advice – savor your huge accomplishment and take some time to run for fun! There will always be races out there to train for.

    • Ugh. I just tried a running motion and couldn’t even get beyond the first step. 🙂 I may try tomorrow. We just walked a couple of miles downtown (I figured if my 85 year old mom with back problems can walk that far, surely I can). Good luck with your marathon. I only had to travel 1 time zone! 🙂

  5. I always feel more sore two days after a tough workout than the day after. An easy, short run usually gets the blood flowing into the muscles to repair faster.

    Have you stopped grinning? I hope not. 🙂

  6. Day two is always the worst for me soreness wise, hopefully tomorrow it will be better. I say go big, continue training do another marathon, the weather will be cooler and you’ve already finished one, what’s another?! 😉

  7. I love the video posted by Angela. Hope laughing doesn’t hurt too. The guy trying to get on the bike really made me laugh out loud. I hope your post race shuffle improves and you are back running soon!

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