Week 3 post-marathon: I started the week feeling refreshed and ready to do a little bit more than the past couple of weeks.
I started doing 30 burpees a day, inspired by this Runner’s World article. I’ve successfully made it through the first 7 days, each day getting a little easier, aside from Wednesday (burpees after a big dinner a beer or two). Saturday was the best day so far, and I can feel my form getting better, as well as not being as dead after a set of 10.
Monday: 30 burpees, ’tis all
Tuesday: 2.15 mi at Girls on the Run. It was HOT and the girls did great. I felt good running as well. Then, 30 burpees.
Wednesday: 3 mi. 2.1 at November Project, then .9 to get to a number that made me happier. Plus, 30 burpees after dinner, with my roommates cheering me on in the living room.
Thursday: 3 mi in my new Adidas Ultra Boost X’s. I felt great, but didn’t go longer because I was nervous to do so with the new shoes. With a dessert of 30 burpees, which felt significantly easier than the night before.
Friday: Rest, and 30 burpees.
Saturday: 5.5 miles on the Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon course with Beth! It was hilly, but a great run – aside from getting screamed at by someone in a car. AAND 30 burpees a few hours later.
Sunday: 22.5 miles on my bike, with Jake and a couple of his friends. It was a great, mostly leisurely ride. The stop for ice cream made it completely worth it. Lastly, 30 burpees!
Run miles: 13.65
Bike miles: 22.5
I’m happy with how the week went. My body is still a little off, and I’m fighting a lot of muscle tightness, in both my glutes (still) and my calves. I’m sure it’s probably normal after a marathon, but I don’t remember the residual tightness and stuff after my first one.
This weekend I also weekend that Zooma is only two.weeks.away. Oh lordy. Realistically, I know I’ll be fine and get through it, but I’m already telling myself to be realistic and understand it won’t be a PR and it may not be pretty!
How long does it take you to feel back to normal after a big race?
Do you have any goals for the week/the rest of May? I’ll be happy to reach 20 miles this week!