Soooo here I am. Thirteen days post-marathon. I finally feel like I’m getting my legs back a little bit. I know lots of people say you’re supposed to take it easy for a few weeks after a marathon, but those are the people that run marathons a lot harder and faster than I do. I’ve taken it super easy since the marathon. Tonight was the first time I’ve gone a notch beyond an easy run. The plan for tonight was 1 mile warmup, 4 miles @ 9:33, then 1 mile cooldown. During the first warmup mile, I still had that heavy feeling in my legs. It for reals made me wonder how the hell I was gonna get through 4 tempo miles. The first one was pretty rough. I felt like I was working pretty hard and it was a freaking 10:00 minute pace. And then something happened. I started feeling like young Forrest Gump must have felt when his braces started falling apart.
I could feel the rust breaking up and flying off.
Mile 2 – 9:31
Mile 3 – 9:28
Mile 4 – 9:25
It felt pretty freaking fantastic. Onward I go!