Nick

Kara

11.03.2011

Marathon Pics & recovery

I recovered pretty easily from my slow paced (for me) marathon!On Sunday I wasn't walking well after the marathon, and my calves and knees were KILLING me. My feet were too, right after.  I slept in and took off on Monday. On Tuesday I swam briefly and then did alot of stretching. Wednesday I swam again and was able to swim pretty hard, but my legs were tired. Today I was planning to do a spin class but then I realized there wasn't one so I ended up running 4 miles slow and steady. It felt fine, and I stretched afterwards. I feel like I recovered pretty quickly and I think it is because of my pace!

In my head, I'm actually considering running Philly (in 2 weeks) for another 5 hours of fun, but I'm not even sure how I'd structure the next 2 weeks. I don't feel like doing a long run this weekend so maybe I could skip that and just run for 2 hours next weekend? What do you think? I want my legs to be more fresh before I run long so soon.

Here are my pictures. I like the first one because I think my form looks good - except that right foot - supposed to land on my forefoot there. I'm glad I look upright and my shoulders back, but for the most part my strides look so short that it looks like I'm speed-walking in almost every picture!



good form?
power walking?
I love this expression and the dude to the right looks funny too!
determined to finish
I look tall
confused
very short strides - like the thumbs up from the dude to my right
run run run let's not walk
happy with my buddy Nicole
smiling at the Capitol!
confused
major fake smile
good spirits
I like these pics! :)

7 comments:

  1. That's great that you've recovered so well! If you decide to run Philly, I would definitely keep it short (~1h) this weekend and a 2h run sounds sufficient for next weekend.

    Nice pics!

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  2. The pictures are great. I like your descriptions for how you were feeling at that point.

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  3. You got lots of good pictures :-)

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  4. Good pics! Hilarious captions!

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  5. Crack me up with those captions!! Love the pictures too!

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  6. lots of good pictures!! congrats on another marathon. hopefully i'll see you at philly!

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