This was recovery week after the marathon. If you missed my recap of my first marathon, you can read it HERE. Boy was I stiff on Monday! My legs were definitely feeling it at the joints and I was walking funny. I’m glad it only lasted a day. I probably should have followed some sort of recovery plan but here’s what I did last week:
Monday – Just walked/waddled and took it easy.I did get a #JumpJoyMonday in for the #SweatPink BOSU challenge lol. Tuesday – I did a few minutes of cycling.
Then did some tricep dips for #TricepTuesday. Wednesday – I did some planking for the #SweatPink BOSU challenge. I was side planking and my little guy had something else in mind. He’s like do this and I was like, ok lol.
In the evening I did some easy cycling. Thursday – I decided to do some yoga and did P90X3’s Yoga.
Friday – First run after the marathon, 3 treadmill miles. Saturday – Rest Day
Sunday – Rest Day
It’s been an easy recovery week. I don’t have any races scheduled for the rest of the year but am thinking of signing up for a holiday run or something. It’s a bit weird not having a schedule to follow, which I was so accustomed to with marathon training. But I just found a marathon recovery plan from Hal Higdon that I might use as a guide:
Post Marathon Training: Intermediate
|1||Cross 30 min||3 m run||3 x mile (mar pace)||3 m run||Rest||30 min tempo||45-75 min run|
|2||Cross 30-40 min||4 m run||3 x mile (10-K pace)||4 m run||Rest||35 min tempo||60-90 min run|
|3||Cross 30-50 min||5 m run||3 x mile (5-K pace)||5 m run||Rest||40 min tempo||90 min run|
|4||Cross 30-60 min||5 m run||30 min tempo||3 m run||Rest||Rest||Race|