Thanks for everyone's comments and support, very helpful tips.
I've always focused the days after a race on reflecting back over the event for take awards and plans moving forward. With the struggles I had on Sunday, I thought I would focus on something different.
Primarily for my own records, it helps to look back and see what recovery was required after a tough run. The primary issues I ran into on Sunday were completely focused on my legs.
Status - Actually Okay
I was surprised to wake up this morning and my feet felt great. I still made it a point to roll my feet throughout the day at work in fear that the PR was going to flare up.
Status - Thrashed
The pounding over 13.1 (that .1 is super important lol) took its toll on my right ankle. I don't know if my stride was trash late in the run and that was the cause, but today my right ankle was aching like crazy.
Status - Thrashed
My legs are SORE. My calves, hamstrings, quads, and hips were all killing me today. I sit at a desk so every time I got up to do something, the soreness would come raging back. I did my best to stretch throughout the day but my legs are thrashed.
Status - Good and Bad
My knees were sore immediately after the race. When I woke up this morning my right knee was still aching when I was bending it back and forth. It subsided over the day but I will continue to monitor.
So right now I'm stretching, rolling, icing, and anything else I can think of for all this soreness. My plan is to take a few days off and up to a week and see how I'm feeling.
Do you track your recovery so you can come back and review it later? Do you use the same recovery process after every race?
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!