Saturday, July 10, 2010
9 + miles...with the knee
Here is an early morning snap shot of me after my official first training run for the marathon. HAPPY and SWEATY!! I am getting a LATE start but trying to not think about that too much! My base is zero due to being hurt but thought since the half was just a few weeks ago...10 miles would be a place to start for my first long run. My running buddy is out of town so I sent out an S.O.S and got one brave (veteran) runner to join me. She was a wealth of knowledge and can run, run, run. Thanks Lisa S!! She was great and ran slow for me. I had to walk a few times (but it was very brief) and ended running 9.25 in 1:35. Not too bad considering that included my walking. I came home and rolled, took a cold shower and slipped on my recovery socks and took 2 Alleve. So I am looking quite stylish is 90 degree weather with flip flops and black socks. Mentally today was tough because I am not 100% and had to really listen to my body. I am sure it will take me at least two days to recover from nine miles. UGH!
Looking foward to a week of shorter runs and will brave the long one next weekend. Very exciting but scary...so worried that my next run wil be last run, due to my knee. Anyways hope everyone was able to squueze a run in before the summer heat! Also I am so excited to meet some new bloggy friends that are new followers...it has been fun checking out your blogs as well! Such a journey!!
Question: How long do you wear your recover socks after a long run?? Do you sleep in them? Should I try an ice bath next weekend??
THANKS and don't forget to enter my SWEATY BANDS giveaway!