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Monday, you can hold your head, Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed

June 1, 2009

The week of recovery.

Time lolled away napping, thinking, daydreaming, waiting for his damaged corpuscles to rearrange themselves into a more perfect union.  That’s a quote taken from Again To Carthage by John L. Parker.  I’m hoping to come out of this one stronger for the next one (which is in 80 days).

On Monday (the day after) I was walking around like Frankenstein and using handrails religiously while tackling stairs.  Tuesday I had a massage to help the whole process.  On Wednesday I went in the pool for some active recovery and started feeling pretty good.  My 5km run on Thursday was stiff, slow and uncomfortable.  Friday was a bit better but I was still hurting.  On Sunday I ran 13km and felt comfortable and I’m happy to say that I actually felt good today on a 15km run.  A few more days of easy running before I attempt an easy running workout.

The plan is to get after a 10 000m on June 27th as much as I can while paying close attention to recovery and using the August 22 Marathon as the main focus.  I’m guessing the World Championship team will be named by next week because the marathoners have to send in their declaration form by June 4th. 

Here’s a shot of Parliament from the Marriott.


This was a hail Mary photo (hands holding camera straight in the air) and you can’t see much except volunteers backs and Merga’s hand but I caught Merga’s time (told ya Cal).  Ya, I didn’t have my athletes pass with me.


For a week I still ate my normal breakfast and dinner (and kept up my fruits, veggies and protein) but throughout the day I would eat whatever I wanted, cookies, ice cream, doughnuts, pizza.  I tried to put on a couple of pounds but I’m not quite sure I did.  I should of had more fast food…


  1. Skuj permalink
    June 1, 2009 10:31 pm

    Around The World In 80 Days.

    So….are you a Marathoner now?

  2. June 7, 2009 11:09 am

    gotta love those lazy reovery days : )

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