I'm a little slow getting to this, but I've been a little unmotivated to blog as late. Turns out that recovery is just as dull as tapering and since I only ran 9 miles last week, there's just not much to say about it.
I did however receive a fabulous book in the mail today and while most of my readers probably already know about it, I still wanted to make sure I gave it a plug here.
|Alison Wade took on the monumental project of assembling 100 favorite recipes from great runners and putting them all together in a book to benefit the Jenny Crain "Make It Happen" Fund and the Ryan Shay Memorial Fund. The Runner's Cookbook is available for purchase at lulu.com and is fun just to read to get a sense of the personalities of the recipe authors, but I'm really, really looking forward to actually tasting some of these meals. If you do check it out, you should note that the default shipping option is not the most economical one, so watch out for that.|
And speaking of being fast, I'm running a 10K tomorrow morning that should be an interesting test of how my recovery is progressing. I've really barely run at all over the last few weeks, so I don't know how the benefits of rest will balance out against the steady loss of my marathon fitness. I've put on a few pounds since the race (see title of post), but I still feel pretty strong. I felt like I was flying through the rain when I went to splash out four miles in the park today, even though I wasn't really going all that fast.
We shall see. I will try (as usual) to stay fairly conservative for the first couple miles, but I think there's a good chance that I could still come in under 40 minutes.