Last fall/winter, I ran a bunch of marathons in a row. I pushed myself to run immediately after each race and it led to an Achilles injury. I’m trying to be smarter this go round. Maybe it’s because I met my Boston goals, but I feel very relaxed and I’m listening to my body.
Right now my body is puffy. I am seriously retaining water weight. My girlfriends and I had a good laugh that I feel like the Nutty Professor!
Like many Boston runners, my quads are sore. Stairs and getting up off of the toilet are my nemesis. Seriously, I will consider this week a success if the toilet paper holder is still attached to the wall!
2 Days Post-Race:
I got out for a lovely trail walk, did some light free weights, and modified core work. I’m also doing my best to lightly foam roll.
Here are my final race stats from the Boston Marathon:
Net Time: 3:38:37
Gender: 3998/ 12022
Age Group: 2914/ 6011
Here are a couple of questions I was asked about my race recap:
Did I run through the water stops?
I walked every water stop except for the last two. I alternated between the course Gatorade and water. It was just a few steps, but long enough to make sure the fluids made it into my mouth. I also carried my handheld with Cocogo in it.
When did I run my first marathon?
My first marathon was in June 2010. I don’t remember my official time, but it was over 5 hours.
I noticed you were wearing earbuds. Do you always run with music and will you share your playlist?
I rarely run with music. BUT…it definitely gives me an extra boost. I wore my headphones for the entire race, but didn’t turn my music on until mile 16. I used it as a reward to push me through the Newton Hills (mile 16-22).
Here’s my playlist from this race:
GDFR- Flo Rida
Hey Mama- David Guetta
Bad Girls- M.I.A.
Little Red Wagon- Miranda Lambert
Survivor- Destiny’s Child
All I Do Is Win- DJ Khaled
Touch the Sky- Kanye West
Shake It Off- Taylor Swift
Sabotage- Beastie Boys
Paris (Ooh La La)- Grace Potter and the Nocternils
Waka Waka- Shakira
Got Your Money- Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Uptown Funk- Mark Ronson
Gold Digger- Kanye West
Bills- LunchMoney Lewis
I’ve ruled out the Country Music Marathon, but am still considering the half marathon this coming Saturday. I’m going to listen to my body. I have no problem going out as a cheerleader, but I would love to run it. We’ll see!
After that, my next race is the North Fork 50k in June!
My sweet friend Corrie gave me this bracelet before the race. It means the world to me!
Do you get puffy after races?
Do you try to foam roll even when you’re sore from a race or do you wait?
What’s your next race?
Do you suffer from Post-Race Blues? Sometimes I do, but right now I still have my race high!