Monday, June 2, 2008

A Good Recovery Day

I'm still working on the race report. It should be ready Tuesday or Wednesday. In the mean time, here is some other stuff.

I'm sure most of you have already seen this video, but I think it's funny. I didn't see anyone today that is recovering from the race, but I did yesterday after the race. Most people were moving just like this.

Speaking of post race soreness. Let me tell you folks that didn't get the memo, the trick is the ice bath. I've been doing this things for a the last few years and they make all the difference. I'm still sore today, but it's not unbearable. I can go up and down stairs and get out of a chair (and the toilet) without a problem. For those that feel miserable after a race or a long run, try taking an ice bath for 20ish minutes. You may hate life for those 20 minutes, but you'll be much happier that day and the next. For those that think it's too hard or have tried and failed, the trick is to get in an empty bath tub, fill it with cold water (from the cold tap only) and then add the ice. I've never tried to fill a tub, add ice and then get in, but I'm sure I wouldn't be able to do it as I'm a pretty be wuss.

Usually when I finish a marathon my diet turns to complete crap as I eat anything and everything I want. As my training for my next race starts in only 2 weeks, I need to keep this to a minimum this time. I'm going to fire up the food journal again as documenting this helps me to keep quality and quantity under control. Of course, there will definitely be some bad stuff in the coming weeks, but I'll be fine as long as I don't get too carried away.

Food Journal

  • English Muffin with Peanut Butter
  • Original Jamba Juice Coldbuster with Protein
  • 2 slices Pepperoni Pizza
  • slice Chocolate Cake - stupid bday parties :(
  • slice Cheese Cake - stupid bday parties :(
  • 2 Chicken Tacos, Black Beans and Chips (Rubios)
  • 4 Otter Pops
  • 89 oz Water
  • 34 oz Coffee
  • 12 oz Diet Dr. Pepper
  • 12 oz Skim Milk