Well, it’s been an interesting week following Calgary Marathon 2009, one week ago. In the race, my legs felt good until 40 km, which is very positive for me. I must be quite well trained, because I have never felt this good after a marathon before. I have recovered amazingly quickly, for being me, at least. I am almost 40 years old, you know!
I took Monday off, but I ran a few intervals on Tuesday, two days after the marathon, and I could do a 34 second 200 without problems. Still, I have deliberately taken it easy this week, and I have also noticed that my body can run fast easily, but after 45 minutes or so, the legs start getting tired. Understandably!
Yesterday Sunday, I ran 19 km, but I did not feel very strong on that one. My body is a bit tired overall. I am still recovering and have to train with my head and realize I need to slowly and gradually get back into harder training.
Speaking of harder, this upcoming weekend it looks like I will run a very tough cross-country race in Devon. It’s one of the 5 Peak Series races, and it’s over 14 km with almost 1 km elevation gain! I am terrible at cross-country running, but hey, it’s a challenge, and challenges I like to take on. Should be fun, bloody hard, or both. 🙂