For this week of training I used my schedule merely as a guide…I did not follow any day exactly as written. I didn’t intend for this to happen but it’s just how things worked out. Not always a bad thing. More on my marathon training tomorrow!
Monday: Hot yoga. I did 18 miles the day before and contemplated a shake out run Monday morning. I woke up with tight legs and a few pains so I immediately nixed that idea.
Tuesday: Hot yoga. Again, I was going to get a run in but my body needed another day to recover. DOMS hit big time. My hamstrings and hips have always been tight but they were especially tight after the long run. Pigeon never felt better.
Wednesday: 7.25 miles + Spin. I went to bed unsure of how I’d feel in the morning, but I woke up feeling recovered and ready to go. I taught spin later that night and took my ride as more of active recovery.
Thursday: 7 miles. Treadmill again due to the weather but it felt pretty good. Funny thing (not necessarily a “workout” thought)…in my management class that day we did an activity that showed the different types of motivation. I was one of the 8 volunteers who was “coached” with a different motivation tactic while doing planks. I actually won the planking contest- holding for over 3 minutes. I haven’t done formal ab work in forever so I was actually sore the next day.
Friday: Rest. I was barely on my feet in preparation for Saturday’s long run.
Saturday: 12 miles. Officially my longest treadmill run. The rain forced me inside and while I was mentally prepared for the dreadmill, my body just couldn’t get into the run at all. I was supposed to do 15 but because I was struggling to keep a slower-than-average-for-me pace, I cut it short. This week was a step back week in general (long runs go back to 18+ next week) so I’m not too concerned with the change-up.
Sunday: Rest or yoga.
#GlutenFreeTSOH: The Results are in!– The Skinny on Health (I found her experiment and results very interesting!)
8 Ways to Embrace JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out– Greatist via Yahoo Shine
Happy Sunday! xo
Strength and Sunshine says
O man..I did my normal Sunday workout and then decided to hop on the treadmill, just to see how it was. It was TERRIBLE! I lasted 5 minutes and just had to get off. (Cardio really is not my thing). I Just lifted my weights instead ;)
I need to get back into weights! After the marathon I’ll be hitting you up for some workouts.
Norkor N says
Your workout schedule is really inspiring Ms Emily! I’ve been sorta trying to get into a work out routine.. but haven’t been putting enough effort. All the best with your routine next week :)
Thanks! My workouts are never the same every week because, of course, things pop up and priorities shift.
Not gonna lie, 12 miles on a treadmill sounds awful. Even when I was training for my half marathon during the winter, I refused to do more than 5 indoors! What’s your trick?! haha. And oh man, pigeon pose is CLUTCH when youre training for a race! Love it!
It was awful. I don’t recommend it haha. I watched a movie while I was running…that is pretty much the only way I can survive a longer treadmill run!
Emma @em-poweredwellness says
Hey! Just found your blog and I love it! Pigeon pose is my absolute favorite…hurts so good when your hips are tight
I have such a love/hate relationship with hip openers! Same goes for frog pose.