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March 29, 2012 12:04 PM Subscribe
How to recover and get back into running after a half marathon?
posted by superquail to health & fitness (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I ran my first half marathon about a week and a half ago (the NYC Half on Sunday, March 18th). It was painful, but I finished, somehow, against my expectations. However, I tried doing an easy 5-mile run last Saturday and had to give up after 2.5 miles after dropping to a hobbling 12:30/mile pace, which was super discouraging, because my quads started aching again.
So my question is: how do I ease back into running? I want to take it easy to avoid injury (which happens way more often than it should), but I also don't want to lose a bunch of mileage, because that's just frustrating.
I've also signed up for another half in early August, so please let me know if you have any tips on maintaining/improving for that race!