It was 1:00 in the morning and I got out of bed to go to the bathroom.
I could barely walk.
There was that soreness I didn’t notice yesterday! It felt like the day after my marathon.
Yesterday I felt pretty good. I was a little sore, but nothing major. I even did my five mile run and at a pretty good pace of 8:38. I finished strong and felt good afterwards. I was a little weak on the hills, but I chalked that up to my mountain run on Sunday.
Then last night and this morning… I can’t walk. I hurt from my hips down to my feet. Talk about delayed onset. Wow.
It is a good hurt. It is a hurt that I know means my legs and quads got pushed and will be stronger in the end.
TJ just told me he wants to run with me during the half marathon. So basically he will be pacing me. That should be interesting. He paced me on a 5K once and it really helped.
I’ll be honest. I want to destroy my PR in my half marathon. Another reason it will be good to have TJ with me. He will keep me at a reasonable pace, especially in the beginning. From what I understand the first half or so is mostly up hill and the last quarter is mostly down hill. Not sure about the rest.
With each mountain run I am getting stronger, more confident, faster, less fragile. I am so thankful I found this mountain and can run it each week. It has actually given me hope that one day I will qualify for Boston….
Love the difference between the good kind of sore and the injured kind of sore!
I’m right there with you!!! It is such a great feeling knowing that the muscles are getting stronger and runs will be better!!!
Ah nothing like a like DOMS to remind you of your hard work! I always love walking down stairs the day after. I forget all about it til my quads lock up. With all of your hard (and smart) training I think you are right on track.
Ha. I agree. Thank you. I hope I am on track. I just read you missed getting into Boston by 43 seconds??? I’m sorry, but it is so cool you qualified!!!! Congrats.
Thanks! I can always say I qualified. I will try again sometime soon. Every time I plan on running on something causes me not to run. I got my qualified entry into Chicago and was hired as a coach the next day. I figure there are plenty of marathons to come.
I’m sure you’ll qualify again. That is so cool that you got hired as a coach the day after you got your qualified entry to Chicago!!! There are so many marathon options out there. I think my second will be Jacksonville in December.
We flew out of JAX back in March and drove past a big road race. We had runner’s envy. It would be a fun city to run through.
The course is supposed to be flat and 80% shaded. I figure in December it should be awesome! Plus a doctor friend of mine lives there, so I’m sure he would take care of my post marathon body. 🙂
Love the good kind of sore feeling! And I have no doubt you will run Boston one day! 🙂
That encouragement keeps me going. Thanks! 🙂