Wow, there is so much going INTO a 50 Km run.... what about the AFTER? I learned so much, I thought I would jot it down.
First, There is no way I could eat the hot dog/smokie/ whatever lovely food they were cooking after.
Learned: I should bring my own post recovery drink/ or whatever. Especially if I plan to wait 2 hrs for my colleagues to race in. Little light headed after that one.
Second, After a painfree 7 mile run 3 days post race, my recovery tactics worked. Good ol' RICE.
Rest- once I mellowed out and got home. Good time to write on the blog.
Third, I was totally hyper after crossing the finish line. I apologise to anyone who had to listen to my ramblings.
Learned; I love my running friends who understand me
Fourth, my husband DNF'd (for many a good reason- poor hydration and foot Bone contusion query sesamoid fracture going in- One look at those powerline rocks and he went home).
There are enough dynamics in a relationship/marriage, you do not need to add racing AGAINST each other! Some tense moments the day after. I celebrated my 'win' quietly to myself. We got over it . We love each other and there is just more to life.
Learned; My husband and I are both too competitive. We shouldn't compete against each other....but I'm thinking we would be great as a team!
And those are my afterthoughts. I guess after a bit of recovery, its time to start looking forward again...keep moving forward.