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Monday, August 6, 2012

Active recovery.

Last week I didn't get to run with my friend Holly, as she was recovering from a cold.  Today we were back together again for an "easy" 4.4 miles.  She had done a 20 miler over the weekend, and I of course, am still recovering from Saturday's epic run. :)

It seems strange that after a run that long (the 27 miler) I would just jump right back at it with more running 2 days later.  In the past after running the marathon distance, I would have been likely to take a few days off from running.  I am happy to see the improvement in my physical fitness that shows through a shorter recovery with less soreness and less mental fatigue.   I am very pleased to report that I actually feel pretty good.  My biggest complaint post-long run is that I've been tired, but that's also partly due to the fact that I got up at 4am yesterday to watch the women's Olympic marathon, after only getting about 5 hours of sleep on Saturday night.  My calves and hamstrings were kind of tight and sore yesterday, but this morning even that is better.

So Holly and I ran our 4.4 miles with an average pace of 9:45, then came back to my house where we did level 2 of the Jillian Michaels 6-pack Ab DVD (35 minutes) followed by about 15 minutes of additional leg and core exercises.

1 comment:

  1. as I said on Daily Mile.....well done, Priscilla!


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