It sucks to do a long run like that and then go straight to bed. The bonus is you sleep like a rock. But, your muscles just lock right up and it makes recovery tough. That coupled with having to go to work the next day and sit at a desk all day long. I work in a very small office and usually work through my lunch hours, so not much opportunity to move around.
Normally on Tuesday nights I run. But I wasn't sure if this was wise or not. I e-mailed the oh-so-experienced Marlene to see what she would do. Unfortunately I did it too late in the day and didn't hear back from her in time. So .... I went anyway. Did 3.5 miles at a snails pace. The first few minutes were quite funny looking, but I did feel better at the end.
Tips I've learned recently:
- If there is even the slightest chance of rain ... bring a hat!
- Layering is an art ... that I am not even close to having perfected.
- Do not eat cabbage & samosas before a long run
- Make sure you REALLY like your long run partner. After 3-4 hours you may begin to hate them, even if you absolutely love them. I totally love my running buddy, but after that long when you're sore and tired, it can't possibly be your own fault [insert sarcasm]and you need someone to blame for dragging you into this crazy idea. We may have been throwing the 'b' word back and forth at one another near the end.
- If you need to stop for a potty break en route and decide to use a farmer's apple orchard ... beware of Siberian Huskies that may come lurching at you. Apparently he did not want me using his tree. I agreed and found another field.
Did the dreaded swim this morning. Other than that, I think today is a rest day.