Thursday, January 18, 2007

ooo, aaaah, ouch, ...

...actually it's not that bad. I hit the road this morning for my first workout since the marathon on Sunday. No rest for the weary, I guess. On the trail, a man passed me asked, "Wonder what all the other sissies are doing this morning?" It was as sparse as I've ever see it at Memorial Park and the weather (to some) was nasty. I, on the other hand, love the cold and misty weather so I was in heaven this morning.

I'd say about 90% of the soreness from Sunday is gone, and about 90% of the tightness remains, despite a 90 minute massage on Tuesday. Hal Higdon has 3 post marathon programs on his web site. All 3 programs follow the same thing the week after the marathon, called week zero. Then, I'll be following the Novice program for the next 4 weeks. Of course, by follow, I mean I'll be using it as a guideline. I'm definitely inserting the Buffalo Wallow 6K in there on February 3. In 2005, that was the last race I ran before my ankle put me down for good. Well, I guess it wasn't for good, huh?

A few weeks ago, I listed as one of my goals for 2007 to PR at all my previous race distances so my first shot will be the Buffalo 6K. I'd better PR because it may be difficult to find another 6K race in town.

So, here are the stats for this morning.

Venue - Memorial Park
Total distance - 2.0 miles
Time - 28:26
Average pace - 14:13
avgHR - 142 (66% HRr)


WADDLER26.2 said...

Nice recovery run. Glad you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Hooray for getting back out there again. The 1st day back always seems to be the hardest for me...I feel stiff and rusty for the first mile or so, but then I'm okay again.

Robert Key said...

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Steve said...

If you don't PR at the Buffalo Wallow, I'm sure coach Steeeve has 5 or 6 routes he can name off the top of his head that would suffice for a 6k. So no worries about that!

elf said...

Vic, I absolutely loved your race report--thanks for sharing all of your training and racing stories with us. You're such an inspiration to so many of us!

Be careful over the next couple of weeks--right now you're at your most vulnerable to injury, even if you're feeling pretty good. Your joints and muscles just need some time to recover. That said, though, keep up the good work, and I hope to see you at the 6K in a few weeks!

L*I*S*A said...

Glad you're getting back into the swing of things!