Sunday was the first time I have run that distance (taking Eons to finish I might add!)
Just starting to recover now, and after a 2 days of real muscle stiffness, things are loosening up - the only thing is, I am getting random shooting pains in various leg muscles, they keep catching me by suprise!
Is this normal for recovery after a really long distance as I have not had this happen before?
Sounds reasonably normal to me. I don't think I'd worry unless it persisted more than a week or so. I sometimes get random shooting pains after very long runs, also knee/ankle swelling, extreme stiffness, odd muscle spasms and cramps, legs just giving way under me, joints making alarming popping noises etc etc.
With recovery, I tend to find the first time is the worst for any new longer distance. First time I ran a marathon I was hobbling for a week. Now I've done a few, I'm usually pretty much okay after a couple of days.
P.S. Congrats on your achievement!
Thanks for that!
glad to hear its fairly normal
other than the shooting pains I'm not feeling as bad as i expected to, just pretty tired
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