Friday, May 23, 2014
My 39 Mile Run Recovery
Fun Race Recovery
After running 39 miles (an extra long 50K race) on May 10, I've rested with active recovery: easy runs, rides and walks.
Last Saturday, my husband and I spent the day going on adventures. We walked through Mercer Arboretum and I took more pictures like the ones above. We ate sandwiches and homemade cookies beside a lake. After our picnic, we rode our bikes. That's my kind of active recovery!
Yesterday I ran my longest run since the race - 10 miles. Before the run, I ate a hard-boiled egg and a corn bread muffin. Then I started my run. After three easy miles, I set out on the trails with some easy hill running. After a dried apricot/water break, I sped up for miles 8 and 9. Then I finished off with a nice, easy mile with my Weimaraner. (I usually run close to home and I can pick her up to run with me.) It was a great run and those apricots saved the day.
Blisters, Chafing and Toe Nails
After my 50K, there was no chafing or blisters, but I did have 3 purple toe nails. They don't hurt. New ones will grow in their places and they give my husband something to tease me about... Although he never really needs new material.
Thank you for all of the encouraging comments about my 50k (here and here)! I wish all of you had been there to run with me to fill in the long sections between the times when the two aid station volunteers ran with me.
(Week of 5/17-23)
Run Miles: 27
Ride Miles: 16
Wild Animals: one dead snake that my husband spotted that required a stop to identify it. (Wait, must we?!) Did you know that rounded eyes means it's probably not venomous. Just one problem - I'm not stopping long enough to check!
Libby Jones Interview - Libby Jones started racing at age 40 and she's 77 now. She's fast and she isn't slowing down!