It's now been three weeks since the Flying Pig. Whether it's experience, fitness or some combination, I've had a pretty easy recovery. I took five days off after the marathon. Some people believe in forcing blood through the muscles to aid repair, but I'd prefer to do that through walking lots. My body wasn't ready for pounding, particularly with a couple unfortunate blisters. This past week, I ran about 26 miles. I'll probably get back to 30 this week, assuming I don't go out after work unexpectedly and squeeze in at least one run at the beach.
I'm plotting out the next marathon. It looks like Philly again, in late November. This works for me because I need a few more weeks before training again. I'd like to get stronger, something I always say but rarely follow through on. At the amount I'm running now, I have energy enough to do lots of strength and flexibility exercises. I'm extending my active-isolated stretching, while adding in some Pfitzinger core workouts. Next up, if my work schedule cooperates: a strength-and flexibility training class. I'll be happy if I can maintain 30 miles a week through the end of June while also getting stronger.
4.5 miles, 32:56