Two days ago I ran a long way. It feels like it was weeks ago. If you ever have the chance to run a North Face event, do it!
The first night after the race I could not sleep and my stomach was not at 100% I could eat but it was upset at me. My legs felt okay and I took a couple baths and continued to stretch. The next day I went for a 5k run walk and felt good. But as the day went on I could not get loose. My body kept getting tighter and tighter. Monday, the second day after all the aches and pains finally began to settle. I am now able to tell what hurts and what is just soreness. My right shin keeps cramping up. It happened after the Chicago marathon too. My stomach is still not 100%. I can eat but I cannot eat with out pain in my stomach.
Will I try and run 100 miles? Naw. Will I do a 50 miler again? Maybe, but not next year and probably not the year after. I would do it only if I could run 25 miles a week. 50+ mile weeks are nuts and I have no current motivation to leave my family for that long or put in that kind of work. There is a 50k in my near future, The John Dick 50k in February. I don't know if I will even run a marathon in 2014 unless it is a spur of the moment decision. I really have no motivation to train. In my mind I would like to focus on the half marathon. I would love get into the 1:40's.
Now for some race day pictures.....