After my half marathon trail run two weeks ago, I took extra time off last week which created somewhat of a recovery week. Based on everything I read, its pretty common to take some rest time after a tough race like that.
6/15/14 - Planned - Rest Day Actual - Rest Day Elevation - 0 ft
Got my butt kicked on Saturday for the half marathon so much needed rest day.
6/16/14 - Planned - 3 mile recovery run Actual - Rest Day Elevation - 0 ft
I had planned to get out for a recovery run, yeah that didnt happen lol. More rest was needed as my legs were still pretty tired from Saturday.
6/17/14 - Planned - 3.5 mile trail run Actual - 3.5 mile trail run Elevation - 1308 ft
Hiked the trail before work. Really focused on hiking the trail rather than running. Was able to open it up a bit on the way down the mountain.
6/18/14 - Planned - 3 mile tempo run Actual - 2.16 treadmill tempo run Elevation - 0 ft
This was a running out of time didnt feel like running quickly jump on the treadmill run. Was able to hold an 8:30 tempo run so that was just about the only good thing out of this run.
6/19/14 - Planned - Not Sure Actual - 4 miles Elevation - 0 ft
This was the fun run at our local running store. Actually pretty happy with the 4 miles as we had a ton of fun and didnt really have any expectations about distance. At one point I broke off from our group to hit some extra check point and needed to hold a 7 min mile to catch back up.
6/20/14 - Planned - Rest Day Actual - Rest Day Elevation - 0 ft
Rest day preparing for my hike to Weavers Needle the next day.
6/21/14 - Planned - 8 miles Actual - 5 miles Elevation - 1488 ft
Epic trail hike to Weavers Needle. Used this as a trail stake out so that I can run the trail in the future. Plus we got some awesome pictures.
Total: Miles - 14.66 miles Elevation - 2796 ft
Coming off the half marathon trail run on the 14th, I was ok with a lower milage week to let my legs recover. Although with almost nine less miles for the week, I still had a pretty good amount of elevation gain.
Marathon and Half Marathon runners, what was your post race week like, complete rest or light running week??? Was my two days off after my half pretty typical??
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