Everest Marathon 2007 and the view from Kala Patar.
Last week I started to increase my mileage thinking that I'd recovered quicker than the time I knew it would take and have started to feel a few niggles. I'm guessing that this was partly due the feeling of success I had after finishing the 24hr race and that feeling was masking the obvious damage that my body had suffered during the event. It was my longest ever event and probably my shortest recovery period so it was probably obvious that my legs needed some more time off.
I have since put some effort into sorting the problem areas through self massage using my foam roller, icing the sore area and doing some extra stretching. This seems to have helped but i'll be extra cautious until the end of this year and won't be doing my usual December races and might even forget about speed work until at least January. On a positive note I went for an easy run today with Tony driving to his house to cut out some hills and we completed 8 miles at a fairly constant 7:30 min mile. We agreed not to go faster than 7 min mile with no lower limit and had to hold ourselves back at times without ever having to speed up. Tomorrow I start at the beginning all over again and prepare to prepare for 2010.
Everest Marathon Race Report.