This week I did three days of T25, but I couldn't help but feel like it wasn't enough. One of those days, I ran two miles, which was my first (and only) run since the Paradise Coast Half. My calves and right hamstring ached the entire time, and although I kept the pace fast - just to get it over with - and although I was happy to be out there, it wasn't a good run.
|A quick two miles through the neighborhood while Matt skateboarded ahead of me.|
|Trying to catch more glimpses of the dolphins. We also saw a big ray!|
|This was the perfect opportunity to wear my new Ragnar tank!|
We spent the evening dress shopping so that I don't have to wear the same dress to the weddings we're attending in March. (Considering the couples getting married all know each other and share friends, that would just be fashion suicide haha.)
|Matt got the S'mores cheesecake, a selection which helped fund a national food bank.|
While there's a half in March I'm considering running, I'm also happy to focus on some short distances right now. I'm hoping to follow a loose marathon training plan before real training begins in June, in order to build a really solid base. And training seriously means eating seriously.
I've never been good at planning meals ahead and watching my total daily percentages of proteins, fats, carbs, etc. I don't think I'll ever become an expert. But I'm really hoping to be a more mindful eater in order to fuel myself correctly, so that I can go into the marathon feeling confident and prepared.
And of course, a post isn't complete without Archie. I finished Age of Miracles this weekend, and it left me feeling a little despondent. Next on my list is Stir of Echoes.
|His side-eye clearly says, "What? This is my perch. Get over it."|
How do you deal with post-race blues?
Okay, I try to conquer post-race blues by signing up for another race....lol. I definitely get those blues after many races, especially a marathon since that's what I've revolved my life around for several months.ReplyDelete
I love the Ragnar tank! And my goodness that cheesecake looks amazing. I've never been to the cheesecake factory, but when we go to Boston, I'm totally hitting it up!
I'm signed up for a 5k in March, but you're right, it's really about all the anticipation and preparation that goes into it, and then it's like...now what?!Delete
Sorry you have the blues :( They are the absolute worst. I've never dealt with post race blues as I've never run a race, but if I'm down after a concert I try to find a good cello piece that I'm excited to play. Maybe try to find a new route to run?ReplyDelete
A new route may be in order!Delete
I hope your post-race blues go away and quickly! Your body definitely needs rest even though you want to run but NO injuries this year!!!!! :) :)ReplyDelete
I also happen to agree with eating seriously - eating is my weakness - we shall be strong together ;-)
Ah, the double-edged sword that is post-race rest! It stinks to rest long enough to recover but make sure not to rest so long that you lose motivation!Delete
Strong, fit, and training together! Love it!
I am so jealous of that beach, it looks like heaven compared the to endless grey season we're in the middle of in Seattle!ReplyDelete
I usually fight the post-race blues by finding something to distract me - like working on a project around the house, starting a new book, or spoiling myself like going shopping or getting a pedicure.
Which marathon are you training for? I'm starting training in June for the Portland marathon in early October, I'd love to have a buddy to follow who is on a similar timeline! :)
I'm running the Space Coast in November, but I'll probably start training over the summer. So we'll be on a similar timeline for sure!Delete
I totally understand post-race blues. It's like...what now?? I wish I was better at meal planning, but Sunday rolls around and all of a sudden that's the last thing I want to do. I can't wait to see the dresses you picked out.ReplyDelete
YES! That's exactly it. I put so much time and energy into this race, so now I really feel like...what now?!Delete
Wow Archie just perches there while you read??? Kind of like Jelly sleeps on my lap! Look at it this way= as each day goes by, you're ne day stronger and one more day away from the post race blues!ReplyDelete
Archie is very social. He likes to perch on our books, hands, shoulders, and hands (even if we're using them haha).Delete
I like you're attitude! Post-race blues can't last forever!
Heh, that should say HEADS, not hands twice!Delete
Archie makes me laugh when I see him on instagram...I don't know how you don't just sit there and giggle at him.ReplyDelete
I'm jealous of your padding experience....it sounds like so much fun....I wish I had access to the same type of thing in our city!
I do laugh at him a LOT. You should see how many pics I take and DON'T post haha. He definitely brings joy to our lives!Delete