Getting the training right the week after a race is a challenge. Do too little and you feel dissatisfied. Do too much and you injure yourself. Ease back into too gentle and you end up with a false sense of recovery.
This time I did the later.
I took three days off and then did a light 5k on Wednesday morning.
This was followed by two 20km slow evening runs on Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday was a 5k warm up followed by hills
Saturday some swimming.
All this was very light and I had no reaction to the 50km the previous weekend.
This meant I went for broke on Sunday with the pacer set to 4:55 for the Rory.
By 17km in I had two issues. My left leg had gone dead and I was in need of a major dump.
Hence the DNF. Slowly back into is what I should learn.
Tuesday and the leg is just back to normal...