Thursday, October 30, 2008

Today's Workouts

31 mile really long run today. All I have to say is this - Ouch!

This was a tough run. It took around 4:40 to complete. Last 7 miles or so were hard.
This is the longest I have ever run.


momto5minnies said...

WOW. Not that you are ancient old or anything, but how do you recover when you RUN so much?

Rob said...

It can be tough, especially as I get older. I do a few different things. After my really long runs I take an ice-bath for 10-5 minutes. It’s rough but seems to help. I refuel right away with a recovery drink or even chocolate milk. Before and after long runs I take electrolyte pills (sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium). I don’t stretch before or after running but I do stretch for 15-20 minutes every night before bed.
I’ve also spent years and years or running, biking and recently swimming to get to this point.

And while yes I do recovery enough that I can run the next day, I’m always sore!