Post-Race Recovery

Before The Marathon

17 mile training run at almost race pace.

Self-talk: You got this. Push through the pain. No stopping. You're strong! Keep going. Good job.

After The Marathon

3 mile easy run, 30 seconds slower than race pace. 

Self-talk: Oh my God... gasp... pant... I'm dying. No, seriously, I think I am. Okay, I've got to be close to--Whew! This is HARD--okay, close to 3 miles now. I'll look at--huff-huff-pant--my watch. Hmm... 1.3 miles. Damn, when did this Garmin break?!

The recovery continues...