Sunday, October 30, 2005

Recovery from the marathon harder than the race itself!

Grrr. Dr. V is cranky. It's two weeks since the marathon and I'm still stiff, slow, and achy. It's an effort just to get under 9 mins/mile (my usual easy pace is 8:30).

I think I need another massage, but they cost $55. Still, it would probably help a lot. After the last one, I could touch my toes for the first time in months and now I'm back to being unable to reach them. (My left hamstring or sciatic nerve or something is really bothering me.) So, should I splurge again?

Oh, and speaking of marathons, my brother (let's call him Fast Fizzy, as that's a moniker he uses with me) is running the NY Marathon in a week. Fast Fizzy is so f'ing fast that he got automatic entry (no lottery) and gets to start ahead of the regular masses (but behind the Kenyans -- he's not *that* fast). His PR is just over 30 minutes faster than mine and the f'er is in his 50s! Damn him! (I kid, of course.) Anyway, run like the wind, Fast Fizzy. We'll be thinking of ya!


Another Damned Medievalist said...

I'm kind of envious, but hearing about running whole marathons makes me glad I'm lazy. On the other hand, I really do want to get back up to running 5-10ks on occasion. Maybe. Because you make me feel gulty. And running is easy (for me, at least -- after I get the pulmonary system working again).

Still, wishing you many massages ;-)

Dr. Virago said...

ADM, I only just saw this comment b/c it didn't get e-mailed to me as usual. How long has it been there?

Anyway, running *used* to be easy for me, but all the hard speed training for the marathon just made me so tight and prone to soreness. I want to go back to when it was easy!

Hey, we should go running together next time we're both at the Zoo!