Wednesday, April 29, 2009

On the Road Again

Well, I can only report one very short run of four miles yesterday morning, and after three miles the feeling in my quads reminded me of the 15th mile in Boston. I was glad to be home again after just over half an hour. Private sent me this link for an example of a post-marathon recovery. I have basically skipped the first week, and now I'm vaguely following the second one, which is why I took today off again. There will be 5 miles tomorrow, and very few miles in the days afterwards. Then I'll see. I do have plans.

Since there is nothing to tell about my running, I have a few titbits to show. The first thing is a video of me and Shea in Trabolgan. I know you can't see it, but this really is a video of me and Shea. You'll have to take my word for it.

And then there was the twins' birthday party. Niamh made two cakes, and this time she has truly surpassed herself. Those are genuinely made by her, no professionals involved. Unsurprisingly, the boys loved Sepron the Sea Serpent, while the nameless princess one was the girls' favourite. They didn't just look good, they also tasted yummy, which is why my weight keeps ballooning. Let's hope they are right when they say the pounds will come off once you're back into training. This didn't happen after Dublin, but maybe I'll have more luck this time.
28 Apr
4 miles, 33:38, 8:24 pace, HR 149


  1. Niamh is an artist! Riding the zip line to save the legs? Good recovery!

  2. very brave of you too!! the cakes are beautiful Niamh really did a great job


  4. Sugarcraft - the joy of blocks of sugar paste around the house and shaping paddles. Great cakes.

  5. Looks almost as much fun as the first 5 miles of Boston ;)

  6. Happy Birthday to the twins. Training and running another marathon will be easier than taking that first step off the platform of the zip line. I prefer terra firma.