It was lovely of Ingo and Pete to enquire about my well-being. Mental and otherwise. No, I haven't been chugging anti-depressants or eyeing off razor blades (if we had any to eye off, that is).
I've just been kicking back a little on the running front and also found myself up to my gills in work right from the day after Tokyo. I've also been enjoying a few beers and was happy to be able to start on a new keg of home brew, my Czech pilsener, right after Tokyo. Hmmm, beeer!
I found time to change my blog profile photo with something I pilfered from the official Tokyo photo site. I need to update "training for" etc gumph in the side bar but couldn't be arsed at the moment.
My running since Tokyo has been as follows:
Sun 18: Tokyo marathon
Mon 19: rest
Tue 20: rest
Wed 21: 5.5 km slow on the track.. a bit hurty.
Thur 22: rest
Fri 23: rest
Sat 24: 8.5 km, most of which was around 4:20-4:25/km...legs soon fatigued tho'
Sun 25: 12.2 km fairly easy (0:59:35) ... legs said that was far enough.
Mon 26: rest
Tue 27: 12.2 km fairly easy (0:57:55)
Wed 28: 15.5 km fairly easy -- legs got tired toward the end
Thu: 1 11.6 km did 5k m (Imperial Palace) of this in about 19:00 flat...just felt like going fast
Fri: 2 rest - back stiff
Sat: 3 12.2 km back still stiff, pushed it a little (0:55:13)...surprisingly high heart rate.
So the recovery is near complete. The hard 5k on Thursday was not without consequences. But it actually felt fairly smooth and easy for the most part.
I have other fish to fry. It is time to build back the km over the next couple of weeks. But I can't say too much about future plans just now. You will just have to keep an eye on the blog over the next couple of weeks.