So, it was cold this morning in Boston. I was greeted for my first run since last Sunday’s marathon with 30 degree temperatures. The last time I ran, I had on shorts and a tank top with some arm warmers. Today I had on tights, shorts, and a long-sleeve thermal running top. Oh, and a hat and gloves as well. It was actually a very refreshing run. It was also a reminder of what the winter will bring for those of us that train outside in New England or other parts of the country that are cold.
I took 5 days off after the marathon and did nothing. No running, no biking, no gym visits, nothing. Today’s run felt really good. I didn’t worry about pace during my 4 mile run. I was just focused on…running. It was great. I definitely did some more stretching than normal before and after the run. My massage therapist said I need to work on my hip flexors, so I am trying to make sure I give them some stretching time prior to running.
This week marked the shortest reovery time after a marathon that I have ever had, so I guess I had really good training going into Chicago. I was actually really anxious to run this morning and it felt good to get back out there.
Hockey starts in about a week or so, and I am looking forward to using ice time as my cross-training. I will also pick up again with coaching youth hockey next weekend. I am really looking forward to that as well.
Off tomorrow and then on Monday I will pick up with a light training schedule during the week.