It has been a little over a week since my race and I can say I am fully recovered. I took it slow this week. I got out there 6 out of the past 9 days. I even threw in a few shorter runs of 3 miles. Last night though, I went out and did 7.4 miles followed by 3 miles today. I felt great.
The run didn’t start off that good. I was still recovering from my lack of sleep on Thursday night, when I got to bed around 3:30am and woke up at 5:00 for work. I felt a little sluggish for the first mile. I said I would just do 3 miles. Then I felt better and made the turn for 4 miles and one more turn to make it 5 miles.
I was still feeling great, so instead of turning home, I went back around the big loop that circles our mall and center of the city. This added another 2.4 miles to the run, for a total of 7.4. I thought about doing the loop one more time and even had thoughts of trying to reach 10 miles.
I thought against it. I was happy to run over 7 again and even happier I felt great doing it.