This morning for grins I mapped the course we took just see the elevation changes. We ran at about 7000 feet (I live at 6000 and didn't notice the change at all, so excited to run my marathon at sea level and see if I feel a difference), and there were many, many big, long hills (not really steep by Colorado standards, but 10% grade or so, which on a 20 mile run gets a little tiring). I feel pretty good about, since the marathon I am running just has small inclines, I think the biggest is maybe 6 or 7%. I've tried to do most of my runs outside on hills, I think it is helping (and exhausting!).
As for recovery, based on how I feel this morning (and really the rest of yesterday), I think it was good in terms of nutrition, stretching, rolling, and yes...the dreaded ice bath! I started doing that after anything longer than 16 miles, and it makes an enormous difference in how my legs feel.
I'm going to use my roller, than do a 3 mile recovery run this morning.
Edited by: RUNNER_MOM_OF4 at: 4/29/2012 (11:21)
Colfax HM 5/15/11 2:15:05
Donor Dash 5k 7/11
Denver R n R HM 10/9/11 2:11:12
Frosty's 10 mile 1/21/12: 1:39:00
Platte HM 4/15/12: 2:08 PR
San Diego RnR Full Marathon 6/3/12: 4:39:26
"I just felt like running." Forrest Gump mamamarathoner.blogspot.com/