It took me quite a while to recover from the half marathon I ran last week end. I don’t know if it was the effort I have put in ti or the fact I ran it a week after a tough marathon on the NDW. Maybe both, but I could not even walk without pain in my legs for two days. I decided to take it easy and rested Monday and Tuesday. Then the rest of the week I ran relatively all easy stuff.
Here is a quick summary:
Wednesday 10.5k at 4:48 with wooden legs.
Thursday 11k at 4:38 on the Bushy Park trails.
Friday a very nice 14k at 4:35 in Richmond Park. I have never seen so many young deer.
Saturday I pushed a bit and did 22k at 4:26. I finally felt like I had recovered.
I finished the week with an easy 11k run on Sunday at 4:43.
Overall a good week of recovery. I ran a total of 69k.
From next week I will start increasing the mileage again. Why? Because it is time to seriously start training for the races ahead. And I have a lot of them coming up.
I have basically decided what I am going to do for the rest of 2015 and most of 2016 already. I enjoyed the NDW50 so much that I want to do more of the Centurion 50 milers, all of them actually and try to complete the Grand Slam.
But that is next year. First I need to prepare a 50k run I will do in September and then the 3 day Druids Challenge in November!
Here is my semi-definitive list of races I will do next:
|27/09/2015||High Weald Challenge 50k|
|04/10/2015||Cardiff Half Marathon|
|05/12/2015||Rail to Trail East (Cuxton, Kent) Marathon|
|23/01/2016||Rail to Trail South (Ashurst, East Sussex) Marathon|
|05/03/2016||Rail to Trail West (Wendover, Buckinghamshire) Marathon|
I only have to find something to do in June, July, October and December 2016!
It will be fun.
Hope to see you in one of those races!