After feeling victorious from the Madison Mini Marathon came the muscle soreness. This is how I know I ran hard. Sunday we took the dog to the park and I was dragging butt. Then Monday taking the dog for a walk wasn’t even an option. I was an unfortunate couch potato on Monday.
Today, Tuesday I am feeling more recovered and ready to get back to business. I’ve got to focus on training. Did you know that there’s less than 50 days to the Chicago Marathon? LESS THAN 50 DAYS PEOPLE!!
Last week I stumbled upon this blog post from weightinvain.com. It’s titled “My First Marathon: if I only Knew…” He/or/She got some great responses to the question What do you wish you knew before your first marathon?
Here’s the ones that SCARED ME:
““How hungry I would get. I wasn’t prepared for that and didn’t follow my nutrition plan. Finished but felt horrible after.”
“That one 20 mile long run is not enough. Next time I will run a few long runs over 20 with one at 24 miles.”
“How badly my legs, knees, calves would be burning at the finish; in subsequent marathons, the pain has gone way down.”
So, I want to copy-cat that blog post, what do you wish you knew before your first marathon?