I actually felt quite good post-race. I iced my knees and my right hip and kept my compression socks on all yesterday and today (they're probably getting stinky!). I walked on the treadmill for 3 miles today and felt only minimal aches in my knees... very minor. I feel good. I wish I had kept a slightly better pace mile 13-19, but I am glad that I just held the pace that felt right so I didn't tax my body too much pre-marathon.
Wanna know what was most shocking to me? It wasn't the distance... I remember 3-4 years ago when I'd go to the gym and my workout was 15 minutes walking - 15 minutes running - 15 minutes walking. That was a good, sweat-inducing workout that was enough for me. I had a friend who would often be next to me running solid for that 45 minutes, and I thought she was crazy. Forget the miles, yesterday I ran without stopping (except for five 10-15 second water breaks) for 3 hours and 51 minutes. Seriously? Rock on.
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