After last week’s case of lazybumitis (it’s a real thing, I swear!), I knew I had to hit this week’s training full force. So, I did…well, 3 miles short of what I planned, but as you’ll see, I think I made the right decision!
Monday: 4 miles. I killed my previous PR at the Resolution Run in just under 43 minutes! BOOM. A great way to wrap up 2012.
Tuesday: 3 miles. Although I wore my new Yax Trax for the Res Run the day before, I didn’t really need them. Today, I did and while they work wonders on snowy sidewalks, man alive that is a whole different kind of workout! My legs were screaming by the end thanks to using some muscles I didn’t know I had, and I took a couple short walking breaks during that last mile.
Wednesday: 4 miles. There is a reason I generally don’t run three days in a row and I was reminded why. I was supposed to do speed work, so I was treadmilling it, but I knew early on that just wasn’t going to happen. Between Monday’s race and Tuesday’s snow run, I was spent. I shouldn’t have run, but I did – we’ll get there in a second. The new goal? Just get the miles in. The last mile was so insanely difficult to push through, but I was so proud of finishing.
Thursday: Hot yoga! My studio only had morning classes on Wednesday (my usual yoga day) due to the holiday, so I switched to Thursday. I wore my new Greatist t-shirt and officially want to wear it all. the. time. – so cute and comfy!
Practice was really great, although the class was packed with all the New Year’s resolution-ers. We worked awhile on how to properly get into headstand and that’s officially my 2013 yoga goal because I came nowhere even remotely close.
Friday: Rest day, best day!
7 miles 4 miles. I had planned on joining up with a group run at 8am, but I wasn’t feeling 100% great when I woke up, so I stayed in bed for a while longer. I pushed my run back to early afternoon once I felt back to my normal self. I was scheduled for 7, but not even 2 miles into my route, my right hip and knee started hurting. I tried to push through it for awhile, but quickly realized that was going to leave me in real pain by the end, so I headed back. Although I was really hoping to get the full 7 in, I’m still feeling good about the 4 – and even better about listening to my body and knowing when enough is enough.
Sunday: hot yoga. I went to the slow flow class tonight and although I’ve gone a couple times in the past, tonight is the first time I really loved it. We spent the first bit in meditation, did some warming up with sun salutations, then headed into lots of stretching. We went into stretching poses like half pigeon and held them for a few minutes on each side. I think I need to make this class a more regular thing because I know I get so tight from all the running, and more often than not, I don’t take time to properly stretch when I’m done.
Totals for this training cycle:
57.0 miles run.
12.0 miles biked.
8 yoga classes.
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