I will come out and say this: I do not practice what I preach. For years I have read and told many new runners, “Recovery is important and after a long, hard race one must actively recover to benefit fully.” For my entire running life (past 7+ years of running) I have failed to recover correctly after a long training run or race. I kept wondering why my gains were not where I needed them to be and why my feelings of burnout were ever growing.
Someone forgot to tell me that this was a trail run. Ugh. I think that I might do worse due to my weight.
As I sink into grass, I feel like I am running a Steeplchase with every step. The course was easy for any seasoned trail runner, but tough for me.