After the 20 mile long run on Sunday, the legs hurt. They were more than tired. I dug around the pantry and threw together a huge calorie dense post workout recovery shake. It had electrolyte powder, BCAA’s, lots of sugars, whey protein powder and a blend of several manufactures proprietary bends.
It tasted okay. I then showered off, ate a sandwich, put compression socks on, elevated the legs and turned on the football game. I relaxed like this for about an hour. When I got up I was stiff, the legs hurt. Charles and I went to the K&B a little while later. We were meeting someone for hops (beer making). I ate a good burger and finished watching the first game. I only had two beers.
compression socks – I really don’t know if they work or not.
When I got home it was time to elevate the legs again. I relaxed for a while and then turned in early – actually early is my normal time.
I had a very restless night’s sleep. The legs were more than tired, they hurt. They hurt all night. They hurt in the morning. I woke up at around 4AM. I was still planning to go to Masters Swim but I talked myself out of it. My legs were stiff, they hurt. I laid in bed and drank my coffee.
I went to work at regular time. The legs were starting to feel better. I went to the gym at lunch and did some strength training – nothing for the legs. I am not sure when but the legs felt better by early afternoon.
I have a hard set of intervals on Tuesday – 10 x 800’s on 2:55ish (I say ish because they are supposed to be on 2:50 but I am not quite that fast). These Yasso’s have been a staple of my marathon training program. I am not sure if I will be able to perform today.