2. Sleep pants: Let me introduce you to the Saucony Amp Pro2 recovery pants. Saucony states that the tights promote healing and reduce recovery time. They had me at 'reduced recovery time'.
I'm not sure if the intended use for these babies is to be worn during the daytime, or during the night. I figured my post marathon legs would love me if I'd wear them to bed. Paired with my Paris Marathon cotton tee. Oh yeah, I'm sexy like that. And my family keeps wondering why I'm single. ;)
See the 'webbing' in the tights: that webbing is supposed to perform miracles. I'm just hoping it will help the quads get rid of this burning sensation... Ouch. And yes, that's my dog Diddy in the background. On his own side of the bed. On the faux fur pillow I let him pick out. Again, why I'm single is beyond anyone. ;)
Frits the Cat (Yes, he's actually called 'Frits') makes a surprise appearance.
3. Lesson learned: Do not - I repeat 'Do Not!' - jump to doing your normal weights work out regime three days post marathon. Fast forward to the events of last night's gym session. I normally do 100 repeats on the leg press machine. You've probably already guessed what's coming... Programmed the machine for my 'normal' work out, tried to get going, but the plate wouldn't move. So I pushed harder. Burning quads of terror! What the bleep! I guess my cramped up quads need some extra time to recover. Needless to say that I'm staying away from that machine for the rest of this week.
Any advice on this one? I don't want to risk an injured quad...