I swear I’ve had a “half marathon hangover” this whole past week. My body just ached and no matter how much I slept I was still exhausted. The struggle was real.
I took a few very necessary days off to recover and finally today feel ready take on this week of working out- I think it was finally forcing myself to go on a recovery run yesterday to shake out the aches and pains. A very, slow and steady run haha.
I only have 2 weeks left of the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide (BBG)…YAYYYY and am so excited to be able to actually say I finished all 12 weeks and did it the right way.
Another thing I’m very excited about is a book one of my readers recommended to me. It’s called Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary 3-Run-a-Week Training Program and is all about quality of training over quantity. This book even contains a training plan for running a marathon which I need to properly prepare for my first full marathon in June.
I just ordered the book and am anxiously awaiting it to start binge reading.
My next 2 races the Hot Chocolate 15k and La Jolla Half Marathon are extremely hilly so this week begins incorporating hills into my running routine (death). I’m going to be alternating my Sundays between hill intervals and long 8-12 mile runs to prepare.
- Monday: BBG Arms + 30 min walk at lunch
- Tuesday: Yoga + 30 min walk at lunch
- Wednesday: Yoga + run 3 miles
- Thursday: BBG Abs
- Friday: BBG Legs + walk 30 min at lunch
- Saturday: Yoga
- Sunday: 4 mile warm up then hill training
How do you recover after a race?
Have you ever experienced a “half marathon hangover”?