I feel like I've been chewed up and spit out. My hips are sore, my big toe is sore and I'm tired and it's only 1 in the afternoon. My recovery after my morning run and race is going poorly.
Run to the race - check - passed a water stop and left my GU with them on my way to Granada Park. Nice casual pace, felt good.
Run the race - check- except I didn't run it at an easy casual pace. I pushed it but still felt great. The race was put on my the local running club The Bandido's and for a low key race, had all the race "requirements". There was a water stop at mile 2 and 8 (same water stop which we hit twice), bib numbers, mile markers, someone to stop traffic, food at the end, photographer (!) and even awards for the top 3. The first place winner gets a cactus. All for a $2 race fee. At 9.5 miles I finally caught up with another female who had caught up to a 10 year old girl, Ruby. We ran together, encouraged Ruby to finish strong and told her how great she was doing and Ruby took off and finished in front of us around 1 hour 20 min. In the midnight madness race on Friday night, I was beat by a 10 year old also. These young women are amazing.
Run home - check- or maybe uncheck considering how bad I felt. The total run was about 17.5 miles and it was a 5 mile jump in my long run.
At this point I'm thinking of ditching my tempo run tomorrow morning. I have a schedule to follow and if I don't fit the tempo run in tomorrow, I won't get it in but it more important for me to run smart. Now the question is do I run at all tomorrow or blow the whole thing off?