I've been taking it really easy and chilled since Thursday, and apart from one day's initial stiffness, my legs feel fine now and totally back to normal. So, how long are you supposed to leave it between a long distance run or race and your return to running? If I leave it too long, maybe I'll never start again? The habit will be gone? After half marathons, I usually leave a few days, but maybe this full marathon malarkey requires a bit longer?
One of my friends who is a personal trainer says you should take one day off for every mile raced. So, for instance after a half you would take 13 days off from hard running and after a full you would take 26 days off from hard running.
1/5/2014 12:07:11 pm
Thanks Kristina! That's really helpful! That's great - I thought I'd heard something like this, but d'oh, was thinking in kilometres, so thought 42 days seemed extreme, haha... Will have a look at that program now, cheers :)
1/6/2014 12:21:20 am
Yea, I go 1 day for every mile raced. It doesn't mean you can't run for that entire period but to take it real easy. Just remember to listen to your body. Again, great job on the marathon. :)
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