This week, my running reached several ‘firsts’ for the new year. First, I signed up for two races; one half and one full marathon. I’ll run the Green River Half next Saturday then Tacoma (full) the first weekend in May.
I’m running the half to gauge of my fitness. I ran this race two years ago, but wasn’t nearly as fit as (I think) I am now. Ran 1:46(hr) that year. My Half PR is 1:41 and I “believe” I have an outside shot to beat this. A 7:40 pace would land me at 1:40(hr). We shall see..
Today, I ran a hard Long Run of 13miles with 6 at Marathon Race pace (7:50). I knew I’d be sore, so decided to follow up the run with the first ice bath of the year.
I’ve been taking ice baths for several years and truly believe they help recovery, but hadn’t taken one since last September.
The first 10 seconds in, is the worst part.