This was my second week of marathon recovery. Nothing too special. I'm still weaning myself off of my post marathon eat all the bad stuff for a few days and also working a lot on overall strength and fitness. I did start adding in form drills this week, post easy running, and also let myself run a bit harder on Sunday. Not a real workout, just picking up the pace out of the 9s and back into the 7s to stretch the legs, heart, and lungs.
I also tried some easy pool-running at night, hoping that could be a way to supplement my land-running miles. I've found in the past that running in the evening just screws up my sleep that night - any benefit I get from the extra miles is outweighed by the loss of recovery from poor sleep. I have hopes that an evening double of pool-running won't have the same effect. However, I did have some trouble drifting off after Tuesday's evening pool-run. I'm not sure if it was the pool-running itself, or that I did it too long, so I'm going to try a shorter stint one evening this week, and see if I can sleep well after that. If I can't, then so much for the pool-running double.
Plan for next week is to up the mileage a bit more and add some strides, while backing off on the yoga. I've gotten my hip stability back to where it needs to be, post race, so now I can return to focusing more on running itself.
In other, completely non-running related news, I discovered that the entirety of In Living Color, the awesome sketch comedy series from when I was in high school, is now available on Youtube. I *loved* this show. Though it's nowhere near as shocking as it was when it came out (seems almost tame), it's still very funny. Some references are a bit dated, but the comedy itself is still fresh. I leave you with this classic - The Wrath of Farrakhan.