I can’t believe the Disneyland half marathon was a week ago! (Don’t worry my recap including videos and photos will be up tomorrow). We so enjoyed our time in California, and one of the best things was the weather. It was interesting, because I checked the weather before we left, and weather.com said it would be 90 most of the week. This greatly concerned me because I know what 90 feels like here on the gulf coast, and I can now say with certainty….SoCal 90 is WAY better than our 90! There was very low humidity so I didn’t feel like I was swimming, and while I certainly felt hot in the parks, I wasn’t pouring sweat or feeling like death. I barely sweat during the race. It was awesome.
We were even able to eat lunch outside on two occasions. LUNCH! As in the middle of the day. This is unheard of this time of year in the south. Also, the lack of bugs was noted. No mosquitos, flies, or gnats while we were there. We got home to love bugs literally attacking out house.
I tell no lies.
I did however had a good surprise when I got home, a box from Chobani was at my door step. Heck, yes. This morning for breakfast I was so excited I didn’t know what to eat! I settled on apple cinnamon, highly recommended.
Yesterday, Bobby and I went for our first post race run. We left at 9:45 to do three miles, and I underestimated how difficult three could be in the heat/sun/humidity. I quickly reminded Bobby (we are NOT in SoCal anymore! This sucks!) It is the closest I have come to passing out from the heat in awhile (nausea, headache, etc). TOTALLY my fault, I should have paid attention to the weather and gotten out there sooner. It was quite the rude awakening after a wonderful week in California.
My face stayed this red for about two hours. Embarrassing.
Ok, so on to the recap:
Sunday: Disneyland half marathon (don’t forget to come back tomorrow for a recap!)
Tuesday: walked the parks all day
Wednesday: walked the parks all day
Friday: strength training (Best Body Bootcamp)
Saturday: 3 mile run
total miles run: 16
total miles walked: A LOT in the parks!
strength work: one day
Meh. Back to it this week.
QOTD: How long do you take off/to rest after a race? If you don’t run, how many days a week do you rest from any kind of fitness?
Amy Lauren says
I don’t really take any time off after a race, because I usually do short races like 5K, 10K, 12K, etc. I guess if I did a half, I would take a few days off, especially if it was something I trained to PR in or trained for a time. I love your box of Chobani and hope you think of me when you eat the apple cinnamon one, that is the best yogurt ever! Blood orange is tasty too :).
Can’t wait to read about Disneyland! I think people underestimate the humidity of the South. Yesterday it was 76 at my race… not too “hot”, eh, well there was 100% humidity and bugs! Definitely not ideal conditions… 90 in Cali is different than 90 in the south!
It’s still very humid here… 😉 and what are you talking about? We have bugs…lots is flies at my house. I think Disney tells the bugs to stay away . Lol
Noelle McKenzie says
After a race now that I’m not a collegiate athlete anymore, I usually give myself 1-2 days recovery. Sometimes I’ll do an easy LSD (long slow distance) run after as a shake-out run. Lately I’ve been doing more total body circuits for fitness. I try to go about 3-5 times a week keeping them really intense and brief. This works really well for me. I’m not a fan of working out for hours.
Mindy @Road Runner Girl says
I usually take about a week off from running after a race. By that time I’m itching to get back on the roads! Girl your red face looks like mine after a run in this heat! Be careful out there! Can’t WAIT for your recap tomorrow!!!! 🙂
I’m looking forward to your recap! I usually take a day completely off, and then do another day or two of easy cross training if I’m really sore before jumping back into running. If I feel fine, I pick up my usual training with maybe one easy day or rest day.