Yesterday I continued my 15.7 mile run from Sunday. I know, I know, yesterday was Monday, but I thought I’d do a couple easy miles to get an early start on the week.
There are no easy miles the day after a 15.7 mile run. 🙂
I did run/walk 3.25 miles. Nothing fast other than the last quarter mile which I ran at a 7:38 pace, just to know that I could. Anyway, my legs really did feel as they did at the end of Sunday’s run. They were weak and tired. I’ve heard that each run is the cumulation of your previous 2 runs put together. And I have heard that it can take 7 – 10 days to recover from a long (or hard) workout.
In a way yesterdays run was nice. My legs were exhausted, but I was fresh. It was 90 degrees outside, but I had no need to push my run or do a workout or run a specific distance. It was refreshing, except for the heat. I need refreshing.
Today starts my workouts for the marathon. TJ said to do the same ones we did for the half marathon that worked so well. So I will begin my marathon workouts today with a tempo run. I am going to try for 3 miles, but will play it by ear. During our half marathon workouts, it was winter and 40 – 50 degrees on average. Now it is summer and 85 – 90 degrees. So it may be a tad harder to pull these workouts out!
Hopefully my legs will cooperate and it will be a good run. I don’t like the torture of tempo runs, but I like the results. My pace usually goes down 30 seconds a mile the day after.
On a side note… I was able to walk with no problems yesterday. After my last 13 mile run my hip was so bad that I had to take 3 days off and start seeing a Chiropractor. Yesterday I was a bit sore, but really had no issues. I guess my Chiropractor is doing something right! At 50 years old, I need all the help I can get. 🙂