This was a nice article, but I sort of wish it had more specific, practical advice. Like:
- How long should I wait before running again? What should my maximum distance be on those runs?
- How many more calories should I consume after completing a marathon, and for how long?
- How much more sleep should I get?
- Are there certain nutrients I should try to consume more of after the race, to aid recovery?
I just completed a half-marathon on Saturday, and I'm trying to take it easy this week, even though I'm sort of antsy to get out there again. I start training for my first marathon in early June, and I've read (in Hal Higdon's marathon guide) that it's important to take it easy between training bouts, especially before marathon training. I'm just trying to gather as much information as I can, so that I can make informed decisions about training and recovery.
And I'm definitely experiencing the post-race blues a little, especially I don't have running this week to help clear my head!
- 5/9/2012 11:51:31 AM