I spent 3 hours and 34 minutes
running shuffling my feet yesterday. Wrap your head around that! I could have almost watched ALL of Gone With the Wind or the first two Twilight movies. I could have driven to Houston or Dallas. I could have hopped a flight home. You get the picture, it was a LONG time.
So how does one feel after running for 3 plus hours? Why thank you for asking, I have an answer. One feels like an 80 year old woman that needs a walker.
Seriously, yesterday after my run I felt like I could barely walk. I had a mini massage session with George and the kids and I really think it helped A LOT.
I bought George a Tiger Tail and The Grid foam roller for Christmas. I didn’t know at the time that I would be taking advantage of both myself. You see, I’m not one for stretching no matter how many times George
bitches at me lovingly reminds me to do it. However, running longer distances my body is feeling it. I felt like I needed to try something.
I think both of these products are great and can’t decide which one is better/more useful.
You can roll your hamstrings,
and the all important IT band, (OMG hurts so good, or actually it just hurts and you hope it’s doing some good) and much much more.
There are so many uses for both, you’d be surprised what you can find to do.
Seriously though, I think rolling did SO MUCH for me. I was never a believer until today. I woke up feeling a lot better and after a few more small rolling sessions today, I really feel great. I also made a conscious decision NOT to workout today. I think it was the right decision. Even though tomorrow is a rest day, taking off a cross training day isn’t going to make or break my marathon.
Here is what is on tap for training the rest of the week:
- Tuesday: Rest
- Wednesday: 5 miles and strength
- Thursday: 9 miles
- Friday: 5 miles and strength
- Saturday: Rest
- Sunday: 14 miles (I thought it was 20 but that is next week)
I have one more week of 35 plus miles of running and then the taper begins. Until then I hope marathon training doesn’t knock me on my behind.