/ Race recovery time
I gave it my all and don't think I could have gone any faster. I've been for 2 runs since - Weds did a flattish 10km and felt pretty dead after about 5 miles and today did about 9 miles but felt like I had no power and walked some sections that I normally run.
Is this normal after a race? Even such a short one? Normally I'm feeling fine 2 or at most 3 days after even a long (for me) run
first fell race I did I couldnt walk without crying for a week :)
I wouldve (and did) lay off the running for 2 weeks after my marathon and then i only did some light jogging.
Even though you say it was only a short race i would stay of the runs for a week or so or just do some east light running if youre desperate to get out.
There's nothing unusual about this. Recovery to me is a mystery. Sometimes I recover within 2 days form an ultra and feel fine, other times I feel flat for 2 weeks after a 10k. The only way to deal with it is to take it as it cimes and not overdo it.
thanks all. i guess it comes down to "listen to your body". just annoying when you're body only starts talking when you're miles from home!
> thanks all. i guess it comes down to "listen to your body". just annoying when you're body only starts talking when you're miles from home!
Exactly, never underestimate what your body is telling you - like a compass bearing it tends to be right, even if you think otherwise!!
In many ways shorts can take it out of your legs more than the longs as you can give it your all..
Agreed. I've done a sixty miler on the fells and been running OK three days later and racing about five days after that. Against that I did a 10k and could hardly walk for a week, and I've done plenty of 10Ks so it wasn't as if I wasn't used to running on roads.
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