Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Post Marathon Update

Hi All. No, I’m not dead. Just sore, real sore…and busy. I’m just poking my head in here to thank everyone for their congratulations and well wishes. I’m not sure I’m deserving of such high praises since I feel as if I could’ve done so much better...but then again, I’m a runner just like you all, so I always feel like there is room for improvement. Still, I just want to express my appreciation for all the support.

Anyway, I know everyone is waiting for the race report to end all race reports. It is forthcoming. My computer and internet decided to die on me on my first night back so it’s taken me a while to recapture my thoughts and experiences. It should be done within the next couple of days though, I'm hoping...

As far as running goes, I did try to get back on the road again this week…once on Monday and again yesterday (Wednesday). I was sore and tired, but wanted to get in some slow miles to help with the lactic acid clearance. Let me tell you, it was quite an experience sweating and sucking air just to keep a 10:00 pace for two miles on my first post marathon day. Yesterday was slightly better, as I was able to keep 8:00 pace for four miles. I received some high fives while running in the park even though I was embarrassed by my slow speed and kept hidden on the bridal path as much as I could.

I’m hoping to finish my SFM race report and regain some semblance of speed for Nancy’s Virtual 8 Miler this weekend. In the spirit of the Olympics, and because Nancy’s such an awesome virtual race director, everyone should sign up and run this race. No fees, you get to run wherever you want, and she promises some running goodies for lucky participants…seriously, what more could you want?

FYI, if you absolutely can’t wait and are on pins and needles waiting for my race report, here’s two awesome reviews of the San Francisco Marathon experience, compliments of Laura and aron, to hold you over. As an aside, if their versions of what when down this weekend end up better than mine, please DON’T tell me about it...

I already know.

See you all on race day (or before, if my rambling race report ever gets done…)

5 comments:

Run For Life said...

You've got some high standards to live up to with those race reports, no pressure or anything though. ;)

See you on the 8th, Lam!

Laura said...

Aww, thanks for the shoutout Lam! Glad to hear you're recovering. Are you doing the 5 mile (free) fun run that NYRR is sponsoring on Saturday? I just found out about it and am considering doing that with an extra 3 miles tacked on to count as my 8 on the 8th (well, the 9th).

J said...

Its common for runners to feel they could have done better! You have alot to be proud of and finishing the marathon with that time is quite an achievement! Well done!

Nitmos said...

Darn, I was really hoping you were skipping Nancy's race. I thought I might have a chance...

Heather said...

I'll have to sign up for the next virtual race... marathon day approaches for me.

Looking forward to the race report.

 
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