Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bring on Recovery Month!

I'm not sure if there is such a thing, but I sure as hell know that my body could use a whole month of recovery! It is now less than a month until I attempt my first marathon, and with this morning's run I have completed the last of my longish training runs during this training cycle. I now have four weeks to slide on into recovery/taper mode and (hopefully) find myself at the starting line on the morning of September 26th happy and healthy.

Today's 26km run was not a lot of fun, but I suppose it was rewarding in a strange way. I ran along the coast and at about the 10k mark found the entrance to some trails. Well, two actually. One was called the "Sentier de la Riviere" and the other "Sentier de la Montaigne". I decided to see what three clicks of the Riviere trail looked like and headed off the highway into the unknown. It was an adventure to be sure, with a river crossing at one point that was supposed to be done using one of those self-propelled gondolas, the ones where you stand on a platform and drag yourself along with a rope attached to two pulleys at each end. Well, one of the pulleys was jammed with the rope having jumped out of the groove of the wheel and I had to just use the stones in the river to jump across.

Anyway, I did it and struggled back to complete the run. With it I have reached my mileage goal for the month of August and now stand at 283.45km (the goal was 266km). Nice!

At so begins the effort to stay sane while my mileage declines, and also to recuperate my aching right Achilles/heal. Yay!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Andrew is getting fit said...

August has been a great month for you indeed!

I'm really looking forward to seeing how you go in the marathon. :)

August 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Scott Keeps Running said...

Sounds like a fun detour. Be careful, you might get addicted to the trails. :)

Rest up (but not too much) for the big day.

September 2, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

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