Post Race Recovery Question
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I ran my 10 mile race yesterday. It's my first long race in 11 months. I wasn't as prepared as last year but I did my best and did well for where I'm at today (weight gain, less training, 'injuries', etc). Well, I'm SORE today! Going up & down stairs is pretty painful! And, I'm Googling right now, but had a recovery question...
What do you do the week after a big race? Especially if you have another race coming up? (I have a half marathon in 5 weeks.)
Why do I ask? Well, first of all, I don't remember what I've done in the past... though I plan on digging through my past posts and just Googling some advice. But, you all have wonderful advice! I'm concerned/confused because my coach has the group doing the following...4 miles tomorrow, 5 on Wed, and a gasping 13.1 on Friday!!! These ladies are in better shape than I am and some are training for a marathon. And, she did give 6 as a backup for Friday. But, doing 4 tomorrow? I just don't know.... I was thinking 2 on Mon, 3 on Wed, and 5 or 6 on Friday. Maybe some spinning on Mon instead. Just trying to plan out my week!