Cross the finish line - radiating pain in all parts of body, joyous yet wondering if your muscles will ever un-cramp! 4 hour drive home was a huge thumbs down. Best part was laying in the grass stretching at a rest area and looking over and seeing a guy with a medal doing the same thing!
Day 1 after - not sure if there was pain because I did not leave my recliner other than to pee and eat! I ate EVERY calorie I burned plus some.... I had fast food! GASP!
Day 2 after- back to work : ( Man my classroom is too far down the hall! I could not keep up with my kids. Walked a mile on the treadmill and that seemed to help
Day 3- Hello legs! Tightness was the normal "long" run tightness. Ran/walked 4 miles : )
Day 4- no pain during the day and ran 5 miles (slowly)
Day 5- biked 12 because foot was being achy again
Day 6 - rest because it is Friday and I do not work out on Fridays
Day 7 - Bring it on LONG run (10 miles) I will let you know how that goes!
I had read about a variety of post marathon feelings and I think I had them all!
Need to sign up for Race Addict Anonymous: Check (I googled the next marathon all day the day after)
Fatigue: Check (I was shocked that I was tired for a couple days after)
Mopey: Check (had some post run blues)
Ready to focus on more manageable miles for the next 2 months! Still want to hit some 10 mile runs on the weekend but anxious to do some speed work again. Half marathons are in my future for sure but I have a feeling another will find its way back on my schedule sooner than later; maybe Spring?
Trying to find a NICE marathon in January 2012! I really want to run one the weekend before or after my 30th on January 11th. Mixed feelings on Disney so I am also looking into the Arizona Rock n Roll. Thoughts? Suggestions? I know that is far away but I am a planner and list maker : )