We all know that the 9MM works for training for a marathon. But I have a new discovery which I would like to share....but you may know it already!!
I had three friends who did a marathon the same day as me and they trained the traditional way....running slowly for hours at a time!
My discovery is that my recovery is SIGNIFICANTLY faster than theirs (as was my time and I'm 25 years older than them 😉) We all ran on the Sunday (I got my fastest time for a difficult course in hot conditions using MHR) but on Tuesday I did a recovery run through the woods and on the Saturday did a gentle 5k. There was a little soreness in my quads but I felt fine. My friends said they could not run at all!
Why do I think this is? Many reasons but three stand out:
- Less developed overall strength in the whole body
- Despite a 3 week 'taper' accumulated fatigue
- A lack of stretching after all running activities.
There is no doubt that the 9MM training makes us really strong. Not only for the A race but for other things as well.
They now want to know 'how I did it'. Shall I share our secret? Have a wonderful day.