So… 24 hours have passed… I had a bit of a restless night… a little dehydrated and my hips were sore as anything – I couldn’t get comfy to sleep. I’m walking like a cowboy too. lol.
I think I ran it too fast. 😮 I’d planned for 7.1 mph…and ended up doing it in 7.2mph… but if I’m honest with the pain I’m feeling (legs, ass, hips, calves)… I think it would be more sensible if for the next (and hopefully last) marathon in April I aim for under 4 hours… and take it slower. (6.6 – 6.8 mph on average.
It should be easier on my body and also get me in under the 4 hour mark. The route may be hillier as the one yesterday… I really want to get my pace right for April. I did enjoy yesterday… but the after effects are pretty harsh…. and I’m teaching swimming in 5 hours… 😮 ibuprofen may come in handy!
Lets see what hurts…
- the outside/top of my right foot
- my right calf
- my left calf (not as much)
- my right iliotibial band (and my left now to come to think of it)
- my thighs
- my hips (bones)….
Not bad eh? lol. 😉
Rest is needed I think.