Friday, March 25, 2011

5 days after LA, back on the pavement

So, I debated as I laid in bed this morning about running a short "recovery" run. Recovery runs are meant to be slow and easy and bring you back after a harder workout. If I had woken an hour earlier, I would have done a long run. But, time was short, and the most I could manage would be 4 miles. (Long for some, short for me.)

Happily, I made the right decision. Each mile woke me up and alleviated fears I did not at first notice: Did I do too much in the LA Marathon? Was the cumulative total of runs in this period weaken me? Can I really do a third marathon (and an ultra at that) in a total of 41 days?

No
No
YES!

I guess the recovery counts towards the mental and physical aspects of running.

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