Wednesday, February 18

Recovering, Physically and Mentally

I had a chance to chat with Jon about my recent half marathon. We both agree that my lack of sleep during the 5-6 days before the race was less than ideal. That, coupled with 4 of the first 5 miles being quicker than my fitness would support didn’t help. Regardless, I managed to persevere while at the same time logging 21k at close to marathon pace… two important pieces to build upon. That said, I’m surprised to find myself a little nervous about next month’s half marathon. I’m not trying to be overdramatic, but rather honest about the thoughts that race through my head at times. Still, I think Comox is 4 weeks away.

I’ve spent the last few days allowing my body to recuperate, I even treated myself to a massage on Tuesday. With rumours swirling around about this weekend’s long run seeing a significant increase in mileage I’ve been keeping the pace easy. Sadly, my right knee is still sore from the crack on Saturday but I’ve been able to run through it and I don’t believe I’m making it any worse.

As for the picture, you’d never guess she’d been ill.

Until later ~ cheers

Monday: day off (scheduled)
Tuesday: massage, easy 50:55
Wednesday: easy 59:39