Hello, hello! Just stopping in to share my workouts from the past two weeks. Minimal running (except for the marathon) and lots of rest. Feels a little weird, but good-weird, ya know?
Monday: 3.1 miles
Tuesday: Hot vinyasa flow
Wednesday: 3 miles + Halloween spin (extremely light spin ride for me)
Thursday: 3.1 miles
Friday: Technically “off” but I walked for hours around the city. Not the smartest idea, but hey, I was living my life.
Sunday: 26.2 :)
Wednesday: Hot vinyasa flow + a very painful sports massage (not a workout but it was helpful in my recovery!)
Thursday: Hot vinyasa flow
Saturday: 3 easy miles. Nothing hurt leg/body wise, but it was harder than normal endurance wise, which is expected I guess.
Sunday: Hot vinyasa flow.
As you can tell, yoga was a common theme throughout the week. Other than going to class, I took this week VERY easy. As in lots of sitting, naps and time with my feet up. I got a sub for my spin class so I wouldn’t be tempted to push it. Overall, I feel completely normal and recovered :) I will still take the next week easy and might eventually pick up some weights
for the first time in a million years.
And some of my favorite posts from the last few weeks:
Thankful– Fit Gingersnap
The Overachieving Millennial’s Dilemma– Run. Lift. Yoga.
We’re Doing It Wrong– Snack Therapy
Happy Sunday! xo
Tina Muir says
I am glad to see you took time off after new york, I think that is so important, and yes I know what you mean about it feeling good. I think when you dedicate yourself to marathon training as much as you should, you need that time, physically and mentally to bounce back!
I’m glad I took time off too :) I had no reason to jump back into intense exercise and this week has been a welcomed mental and physical break.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
All the yoga seems like a good recovery plan to me ;)
I just started foam rolling a few days a week again! I always forget about it since I never really feel “tight”, but I totally felt it rolling on those tight little muscles on the outside side (thigh) about the knee! Killer ;)
That is the WORST spot! I have to bite my tongue not to scream sometimes haha
Yoga is my favorite form of recovery. I’m glad you’re being smart and taking it easy. Running a marathon is no joke and I feel like I’m not going to be able to move for months after I run one hah but it sounds like you’re doing well and you’ll be back to normal training before you know it :)
Yoga during training and this past week has helped tremendously! That and compression socks/rest. I know I didn’t overdo it in my training (only 4 days a week) and that played a big role too.
I can’t imagine how your body must feel after the marathon – I totally spoiled myself with rest after the half! :) Do you think you’ll get the running bug back soon?
I expect in the next few weeks to get the itch to train again. I’m not going to stop running completely, but just not make it the focus of my exercise and daily life :)
THANK YOU so much for including me in your favorite posts of the week. What an honor :)