And I think taking a full 3 days of rest after racing may help me recover a bit more comfortably than I did after Milwaukee. I think I tried to do too much, too soon after that race. I only took 2 days off after that one and I remember how awful that first recovery "run" was. Miserable. I think that extra day off is going to make for a noticeably less uncomfortable first recovery run.
I am still smiling as I relive some fun moments from this past weekend. And this photo really reminds me what a fantastic experience it was...not so much the race itself (that was sucky in many ways), but the time spent with friends and having such massive support as I struggled those last yards leading up to the finish line:Those people standing, clapping, cheering...those are my friends. I could hear their screams of "Go Zoomy!!!" as I limped my way across the final timing pad. A couple of those guys finished HOURS ahead of me and qualified to run Boston, yet they waited in the sun to see me finish. I'm not sure *I* would have waited to see me finish.
We're almost all planning to return to run Bayshore again next year (I think a couple are somewhat on the fence...but they can probably be peer-pressured into registering again, too). I'm not sure I can wait a whole year for such a fantastic experience. I plan to register the day registration opens.