Cleveland Half Marathon Week – Post-Race Day Workouts

It’s been one week since I ran the Cleveland Half Marathon Challenge Series. Last Saturday, I ran the 8k and Sunday I ran the half marathon, and this week has been all about getting back into the swing of running, recovering, and also tending to my bruises (I rolled my ankle and scraped my knees during a fall at mile 2 of the half marathon … whoops!).

Here was a look at this week’s workouts:

And some highlights from the week:

Sunday’s race (full recap here) was a tough one. It was in the 80s and I was not used to running in the heat. But I kept it fun and finished strong, even if it was slower than I would’ve liked.

After taking Monday and Tuesday off, I decided to #RunForTaylor Wednesday through Friday. My runs were slower than they usually are, but warm weather and a recovering body make it understandable. I’m glad that I’ve felt good enough to get in as many runs as I did this week.

Some questions for you:

  • How many days do you take off after a race? A half marathon?
  • Do you prefer cool or hot weather running?

I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

5 thoughts on “Cleveland Half Marathon Week – Post-Race Day Workouts

  1. I do love a half marathon – because the recovery time is so little! I do take a few days off and just play it by ear. I took a week off after my last marathon only because I got so antsy to get back to training. That will probably end up being a mistake, but you know, hindsight is 20/20!

  2. Congrats on your marathon! I have never done a full marathon but I do like to take time off after a half race. I feel like I need more recovery than I used to. Thanks for linking up!

  3. Hands down, I prefer warm weather running. I got into the routine, a couple years ago, to do a short recovery run (just a couple of very easy-paced miles) the day following a long run or race. For me, any muscle tightness almost always feels loosened up when I finish the recovery run. I might take a day or two off after that, it just depends on my week (and if there’s another race happening or coming up soon). Thanks for linking with us, Melissa 😉

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