Vermont City Marathon Training Week 3: What Was Planned vs. What Happened
Monday 01/25/16: 30 Min Run Easy | 32 Min Run Easy
I just wanted to get this run over and done with, so I headed out right after work. Running outside while recovering from a cold was a mistake, though. I was fine during the run, but afterward, my cough was a lot worse for the rest of the night.
Tuesday 01/26/16: 45 Min Run Easy | 45 Min Run Easy
After having my lungs protest on Monday, I took this run to the treadmill. I started out at an 11:30ish minute per mile pace and finished around 10 minutes per mile, and felt strong the whole run.
Wednesday 01/27/16: Spin Class | Spin Class
My regular instructor was out of town, so I got to take a class with my friend Sarah, who is also the owner of the studio. We met during Legally Blonde last year. She is fit and fabulous, a super badass, and just being around her makes me feel like I want to work harder. I was totally beat after this class.
Thursday 01/28/16: Hill Repeats | 4 x 400 Hill Repeats
I did a one mile easy warm up and then went to town. Those of you who’ve been reading this blog for a while know that I love me some hill repeats. And I’m going to need them for this course:
Friday 01/29/16: Active Rest | Active Rest
I did a few strength exercises, but otherwise I was SO HAPPY it was a rest day. My legs were beat, and I was feeling tired.
Saturday 01/30/16: 8 Miles Easy + Strides | 8.25 Miles @ 10:57 + Strides
It took me almost 4 miles to really warm up and feel ok about this run. Once I got there, it was fine. I did some strides the last mile or so, which was a nice way to distract myself at the end of a less-than-stellar run.
Sunday 01/31/16: Yoga | Dance and Stretching at Rehearsal
Ben and I were out way too late on Saturday night, so I slept in and did some errands before a dance rehearsal.
This was a good week. I did all of my runs and workouts except for yoga, which seems to be a recurring theme. I’m often so tired by the time I get to Sunday that I’d rather sleep in than drag myself to class. The focus for this week is to really try to get enough sleep/rest, so that I can get to yoga. I know I need the deep stretching and strengthening of a good yoga class, so I’m gonna try really hard to get there.
Do you incorporate yoga into your cross-training?