Is it possible that two days isn’t enough rest after a 10km race? I know that recovery time is important and that a race is more intense than a training run – but I thought two days would be enough. Still when I started to run today my calves and shins were so sore it was almost painful.
I managed 5km – but I am wondering seriously if I should have – and will probably rest tomorrow as well now or just do some upper body workout. They are still incredibly sore – and the front of the legs is almost shin splint type pain.
I think I need a nice massage! Fat chance of that!
You may have noticed the lack of a plan this week. Well – that is because I haven’t written one yet – and not sure that I will. I don’t want to push myself too hard – especially if I haven’t recovered from the race yet – and frankly it’s a week and a half until the half marathon – so any training is likely to be purely from a confidence level etc. With that in mind I am starting my taper week early – might get a long run in on Saturday.
I reviewed my race data from the Suunto watch yesterday and it may explain why I am finding it a long recovery – the watch tells you if you are over training etc – and you would expect a certain amount of this during a race right – but my stats pushed it right into the upper boundaries. So I was obviously determined around the course – but not as fit as I should have been in order to do that time.
Right – now does anyone have some painkillers?