Another week of training down. By training, I mean resting. I haven’t run a single step after crossing the finish line of the New York City Marathon.
Not running has been great and I actually do feel like I’ve recovered very well from the race, almost too well. I’m not sore at all but I know it’s important to take time away both physically and mentally.
I did get outside twice for 2 short and easy strolls. It felt nice to enjoy the beautiful fall weather. It wasn’t tough, rigorous, or anything faster than a casual stroll. It was nice to just be out and enjoy the day.
|Wednesday:||20 minute walk|
|Thursday:||OFF/Active Release with Dr. Craig|
Next week will be the same. I’ll get outside for more casual strolls but I’m not going to push anything. I could 100% run right now if I wanted.
On Thursday, I got active release with Dr. Craig. Active release is similar to a massage but a hands-on therapy breaks up adhesions and knots. It helps release muscles. I’ve been going to the entire team since my second marathon and they originally helped to release muscles in my hamstring and glute that were not getting better.
It feels great to say that I made it through the training cycle strong, and healthy. Does that mean I could have run the marathon faster? Maybe but maybe not. I gave it my all for the day.
Anyway, next week will be about the same. I do plan to go for a hike towards the end of the week.
Posts from the Week:
Questions for you:
Do you take time off after a big race?
Is there fall foliage near you?