I ran 1/2 a half marathon this morning! AKA a quarter marathon. Whichever name floats your boat. Or sounds more impressive.
Distance: 6.5 miles
Time: 64 minutes
I’m okay with that time considering I have multiple walk breaks (that I don’t stop my Garmin during – the time keeps rollin’!) and that it’s a faster pace than last week’s long run. However, it’s sad/weird to think I used to whip out 6.5 miles like no other business in like 50 minutes. Aw well. That was then. This is now. And now = 6.5 miles!!! The longest I’ve ran in over a year 😀
Since I started my blog post-long run training, I never did get to be a part of the “Holding up your fingers for how long your long run was” club. Therefore, I took advantage today.
Yeah so what if it’s not 16 or 20 miles? 6.5 is more than I ever thought I’d run again!
My little nubbin of a middle finger is the ‘.5’ to the 6.
Notice anything different?
No knee brace! I really don’t think the knee brace helps my problem. And during my 3 mile run on Tuesday, it seemed to apply pressure to my painful spot and actually hurt it more. So I decided to try today’s run….naked, if you will.
Pre-run I had a midgy yogurt mess –
Pretty much just a normal yogurt mess with less yogurt, less cereal, and less PB the same amount of PB.
Post-run I remembered since I’m getting into longer distances, I need a little somethin’ somethin’ post run. I had a blueberry pomegranate muffin with a smidge of DCD.
35 minutes foam rolling
8 minutes stretching
20 minutes icing
I still feel kind of weird waiting so long after my run to ice. By the time I get in, foam roll, stretch, and sit – it’s almost an hour after my run before ice [ice baby] hits my knees. Before I started foam rolling, I’d ice immediately after I worked out, and I’ve read that’s the best thing to do. But I also need to foam roll. Oh dilemna.
While icing I ate a real meal.
TJ whole wheat flatbread
Crofter’s superfruit spread
Then let Mr. Foreman do his grilling job.
Holy eff this was gooooooood. It tasted like a warm pie with melty peanut butter. I forgot to put cinnamon inside which would probalby make it 2398573 milion times more amazing. Cannot wait to make another.
Now I’m just munching on some carrots and dip (yogurt ranch + BBQ sauce) before heading to work.
Excited for Farmer’s Market tonight!!
For any of you who foam roll and ice, which order do you do it in? Do you ice immediately post-run or do you foam roll, and then ice? Or anyone have opinions on this?