Monday, March 30, 2009

Great Race Recovery

One of the things I love about half marathon races is that I do not need much recovery time before I feel comfortable running again. Heck, I feel great when I cross the finish line, experience quite a high as I refuel, and feel no immediate need to sit or lie down.

This morning, I encounter no issues during my usual three mile orbit and average 8:50/mile without exerting much effort. Keep in mind, I always take a day off after long runs anyway, so I can almost treat such races as just another training run.

At the moment, I am not registered for any races through the Long Beach Marathon and, given the state of the economy, I may not sign up for others in between. The real trick now is to preserve my half marathon speed while slowly adding miles...with no real incentive to do so for many months.

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