Friday, July 24, 2009
Recovery is Going Well
I got a super-early super-easy 4 miler in this morning on the roads in the pouring, and I mean POURING, rain. Only the right quad feels a little sore. I think my recovery will be fast and easy. I just go by how I feel. I don't feel any great urge to rush back into my training until I'm ready. But at the same time, I'm looking forward to it. I cut back the amount of weight in my strength training this morning. Today I felt like I could have run longer and faster and could have lifted normal weights and reps, but I know from experience that my long term recovery is greatly effected by what I do in this first week after a 100. Sometimes I think there is more discipline involved in taking it easy than there is in pushing ourselves. I know a lot of ultrarunners who brag about running the day after a hundred miler or racing the next weekend or doing some other feat to prove they are tough, but it really isn't that wise in the long run.