When I got home from yesterday's race I treated myself to a few NFL beers and ate everything in the kitchen (recovery 101 really). That didn't exactly help with the cramps at night plus the stiffness in my back from where I fell.
This morning I really felt the weekend's damage. Feet were stiff, back was sore where I fell on it, the outside of my right knee ached (forgot about falling on it on the way up the Red Ridge trail). I slept in but still needed another nap around 4pm. By 7pm I was in a good spot to get out for a jog and just went out for an hour to loosen things up. The darkness is creeping up now. I should have had a headlamp for the last three miles but it was all quiet dirt roads with only a few cars passing by. 7.4 miles to kick off the week.
Planning: Going to set aside the bike and focus on running for the VT50 and the White Mountain Milers Half Marathon. Basically this means getting in a track and tempo workout for the next six weeks leading up to the half. I'll take things a little easier leading into the VT50 but still have a long run left in me for the end of the week then taper the following week.
Meanwhile, my left palm has recovered nicely!