I took a full week off of running.
I read a whole book and got 3/4 through another one.
I read a stack of magazines.
I stayed up late too many nights watching television with my husband.
I watched a movie. A MOVIE! In it's entirety!!!
I slept like crap, naturally waking up way too early in the morning.
I drank some beers.
I drank some wine.
I ate a lot of junk food.
I planted flowers in my yard.
I cleaned my house.
I did ZERO exercise.
While it was nice to indulge, it definitely felt like something was missing from my day and I am fairly certain going from approximately 6.5 - 7 hours of running a week to 0 hours of running probably contributed to my difficulty sleeping.
After seven days off, I was downright giddy to start running again. My goal for this week is to get some easy 30 minute runs in, again per Hanson's recommendation. I ran for a little over 4 miles both Monday and Tuesday and my legs felt great. My recovery for this marathon was probably the best I have felt post-marathon ever.
I still have some long term planning to do to figure out when I need to start training for my fall half-marathon. My next race is in 24 more days - my first 10K race in over a decade! It is also my first trail race so I have zero expectations for time for it. I am also running a 10K in July which is what I will probably train for.
My May mileage total came to 152.41 miles, a 49.6% increase over last year, and almost 100 miles more than 2015. My total 2017 mileage also broke 800 this week! I am at 804.61 miles for the year. To date, my mileage total is 21.2% greater than last year at this time. We shall see if I can maintain this for the remainder of the year.
Historically June is one of my all-time low mileage months. Last year, I was in a boot for a metatarsal stress reaction for half of June. I'm fairly confident that June's mileage will also surpass last year's!