Even though I saw hardly sore after the Glass City Marathon, I knew my muscles were probably still pretty beaten up. And I was also very ready for a mental break from training so it was very easy to kick back and not run for a while. That doesn’t mean I stepped completely away from the running world — the highlight of the week was attending the USATF Half Marathon Champs at the Cap City Half with my fellow Saltines!
I usually take a two week break after a season of racing. However, I felt a bit unsatisfied after Glass City and was itching to get myself ready for some 5k and 10ks so I ended up taking only 10 days off. If I could do it over, I’d take the full two weeks because I have yet to race again and it was barely enough time to feel recovered. Live and learn!
Week ending 5/1/16: No running! One hour hot yoga.
Week ending 5.8.16:
Monday: Wanted to run, but didn’t have time. I did manage to re-start my diastasis recti rehab exercises after a 9+ month hiatus.
Tuesday: No run, but DR rehab exercises.
Wednesday: Finally a run. 3.5 @ 8:39 average pace. And DR rehab!
Thursday: 3.6 @ 8:31 + DR rehab
Friday: Walked 2 miles carrying JB in the morning. Ran 3.5 @ 8:35 pace and did DR rehab. Great streak going there.
Saturday: 6 mi with my friend Liz! Feeling really out of shape! Then an hour of hot yoga.
Sunday: 4.4 @ 8:18 average including strides and some awkward drills. I think the neighbors saw me.
total = 21 miles