Saturday I set out for my long run of 6 miles. I choose a route I had not run a while which was a little bit hilly.
I won Jeri's giveaway (which included a Road ID, compressions socks, sunglasses and GU) few weeks ago and Friday I got my new Road ID. It took me a while to figure out what to put on it when I was ordering. I put my name and city and phone numbers for emergency contacts. I wanted to put my blood type on it too but when I called my doctor they couldn't find it. So I instead I put "no known allergies" as well as "Enjoy Each Run".
The temperature was around 30F and the sun was shinning! It was just after 9:30am when I set out for the run. The hills began right away but we all know that with all uphills there are some downhills!
6 hilly miles in 51:17
After the run, I showered and put on my recovery socks. I did about 45 minutes of yoga to help stretch out my legs. For the past few weeks I have been doing yoga after my long runs and I have really noticed the difference. I am also a firm believer in recovery socks. They really work wonders and make my legs feel like I didn't just do a hard workout!
After yoga it was almost lunch time so I made my favorite post run meal - grilled cheese with tomato! It was the delicious!
How do you recover from your long run?
Today (Monday) is my first official day of half marathon training! I ran 3 easy miles this morning. Tomorrow I'll share my training plan from my running coach! It is pretty aggressive which scares me and also excites me!