Recovery week after a marathon is always a mixed bag for me. If I have run a good race (which I think I did last Saturday in Ogden), you are pumped up and want to hit the road to keep training to prepare for your next marathon or half marathon. If you are disappointed with your time or your overall performance, you want to keep training to redeem yourself. That being said, the extra time off after the long preparation you have put in to prepare for you race is also very nice. After the Ogden Marathon last Saturday, I took my usual rest day on Sunday and decided to treat myself to an extra rest day on Monday because I was so pleased with my time; that and, although my legs felt surprisingly good, I was still pretty drained from the heat and dehydration from Saturday.
On Tuesday, I decided to give myself a rematch against bikam yoga. As my post last week laid out in detail, about half way through my first bikram class, I was completely spent. I could hardly breathe and had to lay on my mat multiple times because I was getting dizzy and felt like I was going to pass out.