I know I have already written, "Umstead - Final thoughts" - well more thoughts keep coming to me, so we will just have more final thoughts, or maybe some not so final, final thoughts
Let’s talk about my recovery. I made sure I ate and drank something immediately after I had finished, and I was lucky enough that the volunteer massage lady was free a few minutes later, so I had a massage, which I am sure helped to get some blood circulating. The massage was wonderful. She recommended an ice bath, and then a couple of hours later, a hot bath with Epsom salts. I did that when I got home - except my first bath was just a cold one, I don't think I'm man enough for ice :). Let’s not forget the Advil I took.
On the Sunday, I could barely walk, but forced myself to do a few laps of the living room every 15 minutes or so. My biggest problem was my quads, which I believe is caused by the downhill running, I will have to research if there are training methods or running techniques to prevent or at least minimize this problem. Monday, was much better, and Tuesday I was back to normal.
I think I recovered quicker after 50 than I did after my last 26.2, so I reckon I did something right - I'll be running again today, because there are no lingering effects after my walk yesterday