Today I am mostly cutting bits of wood. Precisely. At angles. And looking forward to going to Geneva with my belle who Tinkels. Might get a chance to do some actual running. Preferably round a lake or something.
Great report RR. I don't know if all American marathons are like NY but were their patrols of stewards with loudhailers shouting at you all the time? I found that a little grating. Maybe they are different in New England? Rest up now hey, give yourself a chance to recover. That was a tough race and although the distance was standard for you it will have extracted more strength if you struggled from as early as 7miles. Well done for digging deep like that.
Floor sanding. Been doing lots of it over the Easter weekend. One of the machines is like a big lawnmower, easy enough to use although heavy to carry up stairs. The other machine, a hand-sander is also very heavy. I have spent hours stodd over it, swinging it around the floorboards. My hamstrings feel much worse than if I'd run a marathon. And my shoulders. Agh, achey achey. No time to run still.
Big congrats RR on another fine run. The hills in Boston sounded unexpectedly difficult. How are your quads today as it is predominantly downhill isn't it? Tough! I'm wondering for you too Dannir as you are both preparing for Comrades Marathon, if you are doing any specific hill strengthening training?
Picklelilly - good luck with sorting out your tendons on the OROD. Remember you were going to post some info about how you had progressed your training to become the fast woman that you are....? I think some people are eagerly awaiting your thoughts.
Good luck to Runing Rodent today. Hope they don't confiscate your T-bags in a fit of fiscal pique.
I need to confess. It's been a week since I last ran. Am working solidly on doing up my house for a spring sale. Big workouts with floor sanding machines but no actual running. Shame, the weather is lovely here right now. Happy Easter Monday everyone.
I did not know that. I think I wore them in 2011 but to be honest, I can't perceive any difference during a race although I suspect they do help with recovery for the rest of the day after a mara. I'm not convinced that this fashion extends across other performance sports which makes me think it's all a bit faddy.