I took off the two weeks following the Marathon. It was the first real break in training I’ve had since last year. I didn’t feel particularly tired after Boston, but I knew I needed a rest. My feet certainly told a hard story.
After two weeks of recovery — some easy bike rides to and from work and a couple of short runs to clear out the legs — I started training again for the cycling season (primarily) and nordic (secondarily) with core strength, on-the-bike intervals, easy recovery rides, and roller skiing.
I was itching to ride miles, but the weather wasn’t cooperating. Rainy, dreary, cold wet — perfect marathon weather, ironically.
But now the sun is back and the days are warming and if it weren’t for these nasty allergies, it would be pretty nice. But it will be all good from the saddle of the bike.