What I do After A Race

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Monday: 5m progressive run 8:06/pace

Tuesday: 3.1m easy 8:50/pace, 10 abs, 

One of my favorite things about a racing is the Post Race. And no, i’m not talking about the crappy d-list cover bands or the space blankets or biting a medal in a soon to be very expensive ‘foto.’ I’m talking about the things that make me smile after running hard and how to enjoy the rest of the day (with people that love you so much they’d wake up at ass-o-clock just to watch a ton of sweaty smelly people in herds pass by so they might catch a .25 second glimpse of you with just enough time to shout, “WOOOOOO!!!”)

Here’s my “after” checklist:

-drink chocolate milk & water, eat a protein bar

-hug my family, if they let me

-take off my shoes and put sandals or clean socks/different shoes on

-shower, smell like a normal girl

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After Philly 1/2

-put comfy jeans compression tights on and look like a normal person runner

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-find food/beer/brunch/yummy calories/be not normal

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After the Philadelphia 1/2 this year, I stumbled upon a place that made me really happy. A place where brunch and beer met to form world’s greatest brunch, specifically designed for Cori Maley. All my favorite things were stuffed into my favorite things. Butternut squash, goat cheese omelet. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

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The Standard Tap Philadelphia, PA– If you’re ever in town I highly recommend this place. Bonus- it’s all organic and local.

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After Chicago Marathon my friends, Patrick and Liz took me to Burger Bar and it was delicious. I love when burger places get it right!

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Bison burger with goat cheese (i love goat cheese if you can’t tell) and truffle fries. Luxury fries people. They were amazing.

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I hope this gives you a little insight to what i do after a race. Basically i change from Marathon Badass Extraordinaire to Uncomfortable Little Baby..I wanna be washed and put into warm, dry clothes. I want to be fed until my belly is full and i’ll cry until I have a bottle or two, and finally I’ll want a nap.

In all seriousness, I am forever grateful for those of you who have stood in crowds (or drank in bars) waiting for me to cross a finish line. At the 1st Chicago marathon I completed, one of my best friends, Kristina and her boyfriend David, saw me during the last 2 tenths of the race (the hardest and only uphill part of the Chicago marathon) and they screamed out name. I couldn’t believe I saw them out of the huge crowd and while wearing headphones. I didn’t know they were even coming to the race so it meant the world to me.

Last Week

Monday: 30 min legs, 10 abs

Tuesday: 20min jacobs ladder, 25min cycling, 30min shoulders

Wednesday: 3m easy 9:30/pace (first run back!) 

Thursday: 30 min full body 

Friday: 4.5m easy 8:35/pace

Saturday: 5.9m trail run 9:42/pace

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 13.5

What’s your favorite part of the Post Race?

Anyone racing in NYC this weekend? 

Author: She's Going the Distance

Runner!

11 thoughts on “What I do After A Race

  1. I love to put in my Montrail sandals after a race, and I always crave Mexican food!

  2. I love changing into something comfortable (and maybe clean!) and taking off my shoes and socks. I usually crave a beer but after 2 I just want a nap.
    I’ll have to look for that place while I am in Philly next month!

  3. I’ve never been to Philadelphia or Chicago, they look like great cities though! Especially to race in. After a race, I like to go home, shower and change into something really comfortable, then lie on the couch and get food delivered. And then wine or beer in the evening. Mm can’t wait to do this next weekend!

  4. I like your style lady! Beer and comfort food! I usually like to put my Chaco sandals (sorry I live out west) as soon as possible and then head home for a hot shower and a nap.

  5. I really hope your blog title is a reference to the Cake song… I love Cake! Also, I want to name my daughter Cori (if I ever have a daughter)

    My favorite thing to do post race is EAT and rest. That burger looks amazing! I had In N Out burger after my last marathon.

  6. sandals, beer, burger, bath. That goat cheese bison burger looks SO good. I bet it was amazing after a race. I’ll have to check that place out next time I’m in Chicago.

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