Post RnR Prov Half Marathon Recovery

It’s been two days and I have to say the amount of soreness and pain I have post race is very minimum or at least compared to my other races.    However, I know I am tired.  How can I tell?  My runch runs have no been feeling as easy as they  should.

On Sunday before bed I reacquainted with Foamy.  I’m sorry Foamy for neglecting you the past few weeks.  I’ve been feeling too good and only come to you in troubled times.  However, on Sunday I decided to be preventive!

On Monday I did a recovery run after work because sitting for 8 hours a day after an intense burst of exercise is probably the worst thing for your body. It went okay since the plan was to run only 3.2 miles at incline 2.  Finished in about 27 minutes for 8:26 pace. Also more foam rolling at night.

To day, Tuesday I got more serious and went for a longer run.  6 miles at incline 2 in a little less than 52 minutes.  It felt harder than it should have and that’s how I can tell my body needs a rest.  Hopefully a day off well help my get some bounce bag into my legs because I’m going to attempt a 20 miler this weekend.  Hopefully I didn’t just jinx myself but so far the weather looks good! And I will be foam rolling some more tonight.

Also RnR Providence was really fast in getting their race photos up! 

Come on running brands, doesn’t this look like a face you want to sponsor.  I would totally whore out my running for free races =) Also this is my first race photo where my eyes don’t look closed.

I had my game face on but the woman next to me really had her game face on!

How do you recover after a half marathon?

2 thoughts on “Post RnR Prov Half Marathon Recovery”

  1. My calves are mad at me today. So mad. I need to apologize to Mr. Foam Roller for hiding him and get moving on rolling out these unhappy legs. 🙂

    Your pictures are great!

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