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Recovery run after Half Marathon- Uh Nope!!!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Ok so I tried to run today. I walked all week for 30-45 mins and stretched really well. So, I felt good today and thought yes, I can run. Now, running is my stress release so I really am missing it. I started and felt ok and than my body 1 mile in said no way. My right shin hurt like hell. So, I listened to my body and stopped before I messed something up. My shin wasn't hurting at all this week so I guess my body just was not ready. I did listen to everyone that it would take longer to recover, but my patience which runners are supposed to have, is not there when I cant run.

Anyway, I am done with my rant and I would really love for someone to run a few miles for me!!!!
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    The body is a magical machine; you listened when it told you what to do.
    4832 days ago
    Hey no problem, I'll run 16 for ya tomorrow! Lol! I am so happy for you for completing the half!!! I was just thinking yesterday (I hadn't read your blogs yet), "I wonder if this will be better or worse than giving birth?" Question answered!

    I think straight up ice packs will help your shin--that's the only thing that worked for me a few weeks ago when mine was killing me. I wonder if nutrition is the key to recovery? I'll bet lean protein galore to help your muscles heal and lots of veggies for strengthening arteries and veins again after all the stress might help somewhat. I don't know, but you've got me wondering and I'm going to read up on that on runnersworld.com (my other online love next to SP) and see if there's an answer. How did you eat in the day or two leading up to the run? I'm actually valuing these really long runs, because I'm using my nutrition to gauge the effect on my endurance. I know, I think about this way too much! Training is so consuming!
    4832 days ago
    Love the title of this blog!!!
    4832 days ago
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