Catnip’s training logs – 5.1 & 5.8.16

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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

I'm a 20-year veteran of competitive running, USATF certified coach, mom of a toddler -- and still trying to set PRs. I write about training from 5k to marathon, motherhood and competitive running, and the elite side of the sport. The 5k is my favorite race (16:56 PR) but I've got a score to settle with the marathon.

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