Finally feeling like myself today!!
The day after the race I felt like I got hit by a bus! I am sure that feeling is totally natural and quite honestly I didn't expect any less. Day 2 - was a little better. My aches and pains were diminishing and now the, "I need to sleep" phase set in. I was really, really tired and felt like I could nap soon after 11am. Note to self: take a day off after a half marathon!! Day 3 - indeed a lot better. I could function normally, I actually felt like I might want to run but because of an evening get together of my run club I opted to go eat and socialize rather than exercise. Day 4 - and I feel really, really good! Crazy down pour of rain kept me inside to run on my hamster wheel. I did 5k on the treadmill tonight. I won't lie, it was tough... especially the last kilometre. I persisted and finished what I set out to do. My 5k post half was now done. YAY! I'm back on my feet again. Training for this week will probably look like this:
Thursday - 5k
Friday - 4k
Saturday - 5k
Sunday - 12k
More importantly, I finished my half marathon and I SURVIVED!!!