I had the worst stomach ache Sunday night and most of Monday. Turns out that neglecting to eat anything of substance all day after the race, and then stuffing myself with wine and pizza in the evening was not the wisest choice. Post race recovery at its finest. Nothing wrong with a little indulgence now and then, but recovery and nutrition must come first! Lesson learned.
I've been feeling surprisingly good other than the stomach issues. That's one of the things I love most about half marathons; you can give it all you have for 13.1 miles and feel more-or-less "normal" again within a couple of days. I ran a really comfortable 5 miles on Tuesday and trudged through a fresh dumping of snow and slush for 10 miles last night. Thank you, legs!
3. Running the Numbers
What's the first thing you do after establishing a new PR? Update the blog, of course! And then plug it into McMillan's Running Calculator.
A 1:42:22 half marathon projects:
- 22:09 5K
- 46:00 10K
- 3:35:54 Marathon
Worth noting is that this is the first time I've entered a long distance race time to reveal 5K/10K predictions faster than my current PRs. My long-distance legs are finally catching up with my short-distance legs. :-)