I announced last week that I had registered for the Vermont City Marathon, held over Memorial Day weekend in Burlington. This will be another two-month training cycle, which I’ve been liking a lot lately. I took a full recovery week after the Asheville Marathon, and then I slowly started back up this week, without a focus on mileage.
After a marathon, it is totally understandable that your body needs a break. And you might find yourself really hungry and supersluggish for days after your race. That’s fine. Sleep in. Eat what your body is asking for.
But sometimes we go beyond that, and for days and even weeks after a race.
At some point, we need to say,
“OK body, time to look ahead, not behind.”
So how do we get back to “normal” after months of training (and eating accordingly), then carb loading, then running 26.2 miles, and then trying to recover from it all?