Monday, May 04, 2009

Rest and recovery

Has it really only been 2 weeks? It seems like a year ago already but I think the legs still beg to differ. The recovery has gone nicely with a bunch of rest days and some easy running mixed in as shown in my workouts sidebar. Boston has now scrolled off the display and the 5 recovery runs are there if you dare to look (but you need to be really bored to go there)!
The most interesting run was my Sunday jaunt with Andrew which he so nicely describes in his post. It was a perfect cool spring morning for a run in the park on the deserted roads and trails of Moosehorn Refuge with barely a warden in sight. He complained about my moving too fast during the run but certainly didn't waste any time getting home and describing our little incident with the Forest Patrol. I'd completely wiped from my memory thinking it was not of consequence but apparently her pointed questions hit a nerve with Andrew.
This was the subject of her interest, my new Honda Accord, due to the lack of a proper Canadian licence plate and only a temporary permit. I had checked at both the Canada and USA customs when crossing the border and so was not too concerned about it. Maybe Andrew liked her gun! Afterwards we hit the Dunkin Donuts for some heartstopping fare including breakfast bagels and strawberry danish. Mmmm, Thomas would have loved it!

Plan for this week is more of the same. Easy running, more rest and more recovery, at least as much as my body will allow. For whatever reason, every time I lace up the shoes the pace just seems to ramp up. I can't just jog along really slowly because it feels better to pick up the turnover and just roll along. Ah well, I'll enjoy it while it lasts because I just love to run ;-)

Take care and have a nice week!

11 comments:

DawnB said...

enjoy the rest Mike looks like you are doig great

Thomas said...

Listening to you or Andrew one could get the impression that eating every single morsel of food in sight is a bad thing ...

bricey said...

best of luck with the car. obviously the global recession hasn't hit Canada yet!! I can't talk though having bought one of the very few new cars sold in 2009 in Ireland myself!! :)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

At least you didn't have to run from the police - you are in recovery mode afterall. ;-)

Glad to hear recovery is going well.

Andrew said...

She wasn't the kind of girl one would run from.

Ewen said...

Nice Honda. I've owned a couple in my time, but they were motorcycles :)

I think "gun-toting mama" says it all. Lucky Andrew was there to post bail.

A. Power said...

Nice car!

bill carter said...

Congrats on a great Boston! That course is so difficult because you really can't slow down at the beginning no matter how hard you try. I loved the videos and the pictures as I kind of go through marathons in a haze and really don't take in the amazing sights.

Congrats again!

Sonriserunning said...

Nice training Mike and I always enjoy your photos. Andy has given you many compliments on your running fitness,impressive!

Michael said...

October marathons, what gives? Much like you, I'm finding that when I head out the door, my running is more comfortable, and faster, than I'd expect. I'm loving it! Enjoy what's left of the recovery.

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