After a very enjoyable/well-earned/guilt-free week off after the marathon, I finally got a couple of runs in last week. The first was speed on Tuesday. Yes, I know speed is an odd choice for a first run back but speed doesn't actually have to be speedy (and it wasn't) and speed has the majority of squad members present and therefore the best opportunity to tell marathon tales of glory (or not). Plus I get to meet up with Jenny after for breakfast.
I had thought I was recovering really well up until that first run. Huh!!! All those books and articles that say recovery takes a good eight weeks are right. Go figure! I could feel how much extra effort I was having to use to run at a moderate pace. I could feel that marathon in my legs. So I eased right back and decided to enjoy my month of recovery runs.
My second run was a long, slow 10k on Saturday and once again I could feel how fatigued my body is. I'm really aware that I'm in the danger zone of overtraining at the moment so getting this recovery right means that my next year of running will be much more pleasant and productive.
And totally onto a different subject - I did a very stupid thing last Friday night. I managed to drop my iPhone (which I am totally addicted to) into a sink of dishwater. Disaster!! Actually I thought that it was going to be fine because it was still working straight after but the next day I realised that I couldn't hear anyone who called me. I went straight to the shop I'd gotten it from to get advice and was told to put it into an air-tight container with rice and any sachets of dessicant I could find. This is to help dry the innards out and I've been told that it could work. So my phone is now sitting in a simulated Mojave Dessert sans cacti and I'm waiting till Wednesday to turn it back on and see how much damage my clumsiness has caused. I miss my phone :(
Good luck. I tried the bag of rice with my IPOD and no luck what so ever. But it has worked for some people.ReplyDelete
It seems Apple product are very sensitive to any moisture. I keep hearing stories about ipods and I phones dying because of runner's sweat.ReplyDelete
I've been drooling over iphones but I am seriously reconsidering. I run with my phone all the time and it is doing great. Maybe I should consider a Droid?
Good luck with easing into your running routine.
Oh no! Good luck with the iphone.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your relaxed runs :)
How about some cross training while your body recovers? Good luck with the i-phone!ReplyDelete
Oh no for the phone! I hope you get it sorted out. In the meantime, enjoy being able to take it easy for a few weeks!ReplyDelete
Think positive: no phone no noise!ReplyDelete
Be careful during the recover time, I think that the speed-work is not appropriate now.
Take the recovery easy and take your time with it. A proper recovery will leave you very strong. I hope the phone recovers quickly though.ReplyDelete
Ahhhh the post marathon legs! Enjoy the recovery runs!ReplyDelete
I hope your phone dries out and starts working again!
I'm sorry for your phone which slid into a sink of dishwater. It will recover soon :)ReplyDelete
I hope you'll have a good recovery after the marathon.
Have relaxed runs and be careful Char!
Oh man. I've been there / done that with my phone. I am so sorry. So frustrating, I know. I now purchase all the extended warr. crap on any apple product I buy.ReplyDelete
OMG!!!! The phone thing happened to me last Monday! I dropped my new droid phone into the toilet at the eye doctor's!! I freaked out, pulled it apart, dried it out and prayed! Once I got home, I used a hair dryer to dry it and the only thing that didn't work was the camera..it was kind of foggy. I was too afraid to google anything nor call but it all turned out okay. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't tell my husband until last night, when I knew the coast was clear! So sorry for you but I hope it's fine!!!ReplyDelete
good luck with the phone. Have a good recoveryReplyDelete
Enjoy your recovery. You deserve it! Take it easy and continue listening to your body. Good luck with your phone!ReplyDelete