One week after HK marathon, my legs are fully recovered and can begin to think of joining next year’s edition. I thought the whole experience was a lot of fun. But first I must write something about recovery.
I couldn’t bend my left knee right after the run, up until Monday afternoon. The physical therapist, at the end of the race, said it was most probably because I did not do enough stretching before the run. So this is something I need to remember. It was a good thing I brought with me a pack of Ibuprofen which helped speed up recovery.
The hotel staff was kind enough to volunteer a bucket of ice but I wasn’t able to use it because I didn’t have an ice bag, something which needs to be part of the kit next year.
Of course, post-race nutrition is important, courtesy of room service late lunch burger and dinner buffet in the evening.
The best thing for recovery was definitely the Thai massage I got along Wan Chai street the following monday. The therapist felt the tightness in my legs and proceeded to knead it, with me screaming all the while.
Afterwards I could walk a little more straight, can walk down the stairs more normally. I took the flight to Manila the next day. Straight to the office, and back to reality.