February 27th, 2011
…also a shorts run!
I woke up this morning to a beautiful spring-like day and very stiff joints.
The beautiful spring-like day encouraged me to go for a short recovery run. The very stiff joints encouraged me to do it in my Vibram FiveFingers.
So much easier on my knees!
Dave actually went for a run today, too! He wanted to run a 5k so I lent him my Garmin and sent him on his merry way. Had it been any other day I may have joined him for the challenge, but there was no way I was pushing myself today. It was hard enough to get me out of the door for 2 easy miles.
But it was an excuse to wear my new race shirt. You know I love it.
I could have slept all day long, I think.
Which leads me to ask you: what do you guys do the day after races or long, hard runs?
I find that the day after I want to eat everything in sight. Seriously, no carb is safe!
And usually, like the day of the race/long run, I want to veg on the couch, but I’ve been forcing myself to get out for short runs. Now I need to focus on eating the right things for recovery…because recovery is more than just immediately following a race!
What are your suggestions? What ways do you promote recovery the day after a race or long run? Are there any specific foods or food groups that you focus on?
P.S. Thanks for all the congrats on my race yesterday! You guys are the best cheerleaders a gal could ask for!