Having rested a bit after the race, I’m now back out on the roads getting in some good mileage. It feels good. Although I now know that tapering for the race was necessary and helped me run better during the race, I still didn’t like it. I’ve grown too accustomed to running decent lengths on a daily basis and I think my body expects to be physically tired.
The cuts I got on my Achilles due to poor wet weather planning for the Pig continue to bother me. They are healing, but having cuts in a place that gets scratched and rubbed normally durning runs makes it difficult to get it healed quickly. A runner friend recommended putting Duct tape over top of the normal bandages and that does seem to be helping.