Monday, January 21, 2013
After the Marathon
After the Houston Marathon on 1/13/13, I was very sore. Once that was over, I caught a mild cold and a cough. This is common after a marathon, but it's a first for me. After 13 marathons, I can't complain! Here are some marathon recovery tips in case you just ran a marathon, too.
I haven't run since the marathon (recovering and resting!), but I'm excited to begin half marathon training for The Woodlands Half Marathon. March 2 is race day!
Hills & Shooting for a PR: Nick-Arciniaga RunnersConnect.net Video: To prepare for the Boston Marathon, run 6-8 mile or 1.5 mile repeats running downhill as hard as possible. Run an alternating 15-18 mile tempo run that is broken up by maybe a mile at 10K pace and a mile at goal marathon pace. Nick mentions taking Gatorade and water during races and sometimes Powerbar gels, too. (I'm not running Boston, but this video has tips for all runners.)
Photo: Taken from our hotel room in San Pedro, Belize on a recent vacation.