Since Boston, the recovery week has gone as follows:
Wednesday 4.5 miles
Weak, slow, and embarrassing first three miles. Weak, a bit less slow final 1.5 miles. Surprisingly, very tolerable aching in quads. Knee and Achilles also tolerable.
Thursday 6.0 miles
Slow, but feeling better. Stride feeling closer to normal as I loosen up.
Friday 6.0 miles
A little less slow...very far from fast...stride not quite right yet.
Saturday 7.15 miles
A bit faster, but not what you would mistake for actual speed.
Sunday 10.00 miles
7:41 pace for 10 miles. Fast is beginning to look possible again.
I just received an e-mail which cited my finish relative to the other runners in the race. I am really pleased because the Boston qualification standards insure that this race has only very good runners.
Official Finish: 3:16:55
Place Overall: 3624 of 21963
I finished ahead of 84% of the runners who finished the race.
Place Men: 3305 of 13028
I finished ahead of 75% of the men who finished the race.
Place Veterans 50-59: 212 of 2800
I finished ahead of 91% of the runners in my age group who finished the race.
Are you kidding me? I kicked ass.
11 hours ago