Marathons can make a person very sore. My first marathon made me sore sore sore for about 7 days. My first ultra made me so sore that I could only walk like I didn’t know how to walk for a while. How is it now after doing 19 marathons/ultras? Now I get sore but the soreness is always gone after about three days. On the third day I am able to run again. Sometimes it is a hard run and sometimes it is an easy run. THis of course is a marathon at a very comfortable pace that is not pushing my limits at all. I am sure that the Portland Marathon, where I will be going as fast as I can for that distance, will make me very sore for quite some time. We will see.
So I am not sore from my marathon anymore. My run yesterday seemed as though I was running on fresh and awake legs. That was nice. Today my legs are a bit sore from the speedwork of yesterday. I may have not been sore from such a workout normally but with residual effects of the 26.2 miles, the addition of speedwork produced some soreness. Nothing major but still a little sore. It will be gone by afternoon or tonight.
My eathing went well once again yesterday. I did not count perfectly at night but I only ate very healthy food and ended up eating no more than around 39 points. Probably less but certainly no more. I am feeling a comfortable groove again with abstaining from the evil junk food. It has not been tremendously difficult the last couple of days so I hope that is a sign of the old(new) habits taking over again. I have also been sure to drink my gallon of water everyday as to ensure that I am not eating due to dehydration cues.
So long ya’ll