This week of recovery has turned out to include a lot of sleep. I yawn most of the day and then anytime I sit still I pass out. I can’t seem to get enough sleep. My hips were the only real soreness after the race and after a couple days it’s a mild, dull ache.
Monday we returned from Chicago and saw Dean Karnazes speak at ISU.
It was nice to have Dean speak in our town, especially to our student athletes. The content was based on the experiences he has described in his books, so it wasn’t really any new story or information to us, but just an enjoyable evening out. Dean did announce his plans to run a marathon in every country (250) in a year. I assume that will also turn into a book and documentary, which will be really cool to see. 🙂
Tuesday I rode the Exercise Bike Easy for 30 Minutes. Wednesday passed out on the couch and tonight I ran 4 Miles Easy on the Treadmill. It felt so good to be back at it! At the same time, it’s funny how long 4 Miles on tired legs can feel. It felt like a long distance run! 🙂 The rest of the week will be more light miles.
I’ve already started looking at my next training plan options. I know it won’t be McMillan this next time. It’s a nice program, but it just wasn’t the right fit for me. Until the next big training cycle I also plan to get some short races in. 🙂