Thanks for the many nice messages I got after announcing completion of my first marathon. It is a big deal, and I know that stat about less than 1% of Americans can say the same.
I feel fortunate in that I had only minor soreness in the thighs for one day afterward, and feel great now. In fact, the whole run is seemingly a blur and I am sure I am forgetting how horrible miles 22-25 were.
Since then, I;ve not run- the advice from Coach Dave was resting a day for each mile run, so that’s time off til early February, and then from there decided what to do– Valley of the Sun Half Marathon in March??
On Sunday, I enjoyed a fairly strenuous hike down and out of Fossil Creek Canyon, 8 miles total and at least 1000, maybe 1500 feet of elevation change.