Wednesday, I was jetlagged, cranky and my system was completely off (thank you, airport fast food). I felt sluggish and cranky. Still not sore from the race but clearly “off.”
Thursday, I woke up after 8+ hours of sleep with a plan for healthy eating all day. I had to spend the day at the office but I prepared and packed my own food, avoiding the meals served in meetings. After work, I finally had my post-race sports massage to blast all the junk out of my legs and arms and back and shoulders (when I walked in, she noted that one of my shoulders was a little higher than the other – thanks to hauling luggage through 3 airports!) and so on. I felt IMMEDIATELY better and slept like a baby last night.
This morning, I had a run with some little pickup intervals to wake my legs up and after a long warmup they felt great and zippy again. Just in time for a little relay race on Sunday!
Have a great weekend!