Chris 2014 Goals Raise $3,000 for the Komen 3-Day (and walk 60 miles in 3 days)Run at least one race
Prince of Fatness
I want to run a bit the day after, even if its .25 a mile.
I don't see what you gain from that. When I ran my first marathon my quads were sore for 4 - 5 days. I was walking down stairs backwards. I went for a run with only one day off and I wish I hadn't. It was less than a half hour but it really sucked. My form was terrible. I'm glad none of the neighbors saw me because it must have looked pretty damn funny. If I had to do it over, and I will September, I'd do some walking for at least 3 - 4 days before I even try running. If you just stick to walking and / or you cross training you'd be better off in my opinion, especially if you're sore, which I think you will be.
~Sara It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ~ Jimmy Dugan
Hawt and sexy
I'm touching your pants.
A Saucy Wench
Run. Get the blood flowing. It helps speed recovery. Go look through the Pfitz links on recovery in the links thread. Somewhere he provides the science behind it.
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
Queen of 3rd Place
Dude, Steamtown? I run it every year. I live right on the course. Those hills are my training ground. I just run really slow the day after. Although last year, not so good for me (under-trained). I know that if I don't run within the first two days, the soreness does not even think about going away. But if I do something small, I start feeling better by day two.
I think srlopez did the 52 in one year thing. I kinda remember reading about it at another running site. He ran every weekend for a long time. I am guessing he has tried both approaches.
I bet srlopez takes the time between marathons off when he's doing a double or triple -- am I right?