Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Marathon Recovery - Week 2
So I'm LOOSELY following Hal Higdon's Post-Marathon training program for Novice Runners with CONSIDERABLE modifications. I have had some difficulty with my right knee following May 4th's marathon effort, so I'm listening to my body and taking extra precautions. I have been going to the local rec center to do some much-needed weight training and cross-training on the bike, which has been good. I also started myself on a Glucosamine with Chondroitin regime, which I've read might help with my joint issues....And of course I've also been icing daily and taking hot baths in an epsom salt solution. Sunday I went for a 30 minute run with NO pain, which was quite a breakthrough. It was a nice, easy jog on a path in the woods (accompanied by my sister who was happy to provide bear protection). Then again on Monday (which was a holiday in Canada) I went on another trail run - which was 20 minutes of steep uphill running at a slow pace followed by about 18 minutes downhill (both directions interspersed with some walk breaks). My Signif Oth, IB, joined me and was QUITE impressive in his uphill running ability! I think he might actually KICK MY A$$ at his first 5K race on June 13th!