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Marathon Recovery April 3, 2007

Posted by atlantarunner in Running.
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I wanna do speedwork!

It has been a week and two days since I ran the ING Georgia Marathon. I am firmly into the Marathon Recovery phase, and I want to get back to speed work and long runs! So how crazy does that make me? I actually enjoy training like that. I must be a masochist.

Of course, returning to that level of training right away goes against everything I have read about marathon recovery. The consensus seems to be 3 weeks of taking it easy after running a marathon. You would think that would be a reward for all the hard work. But the truth, at least for me, is that I miss the hard training I was doing, and I want to get back to it as soon as possible. The problem is, if I do, I risk injury, and that would sideline me for much longer. So I must suck it up and take it easy, as much as I hate it.

I ran an easy 5 miles this morning, and that was probably too much. My knees and right achilles tendon felt achy all day–something that should not have happened after such an easy workout. So my body is telling me that it needs more time. I must listen to it.

So here is my post-marathon training schedule:

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
3/25
Marathon
3/26
Rest
3/27
Rest
3/28
Light
cross-
train
3/29
Easy
3 miles
3/30
Rest
3/31
Easy
4 miles
4/1
Rest
4/2
cross-
train
4/3
Easy
5 miles
(oops-
too much)
4/4
cross-
train
4/5
Easy
4 miles
4/6
Rest
4/7
Easy
6 miles
4/8
Rest
4/9
cross-
train
4/10
Easy
4 miles
4/11
cross-
train
4/12
Easy
4 miles
4/13
Rest
4/14
5K Race
(uh oh)

Yep, as you can see, I have a 5K race on April 14: the Georgia Tech Pi Mile (yes, Pi, as in 3.14159265358979323846… miles, or roughly 5 km). It’ll be a fun race, and my challenge will be to listen to my body and not push too hard. I need to remain strong so I can train for my next marathon (drum roll, please…): The Maui Marathon, on September 16, 2007!

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Comments»

1. Phil Sabin - April 4, 2007

I am reading this while I sit here in Kona, Hawaii. Good luck with the Maui Marathon – this is a beautiful state, no matter which island you are on.

2. Sarah - April 4, 2007

Love hearing about your love for training! We’ve got a great 5 months ahead of us!

3. quietbees - April 5, 2007

Rest up and watch yourself on the 5k. Can be so tempting to race all out. Your body will thank you in Maui. Color me jealous 🙂


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