Good news, Salties! This week I hit all of my scheduled runs + 40 extra minutes. I may just be back on track.
I am still very low mileage and progressing slowly, but it is the path I need at this time. I am also committed to making yoga a regular part of my training regime. I’ve resisted stretching for too long, but it is now time to get back at it if I want to remain injury free.
Monday is my rest day. I did do arm weights, however. They had been put away for some home renovations, so it was nice to have them back out.
Tuesday I went to a 5:30 a.m. yoga class. It was a great way to wake up. I am not very good at yoga, but the stretching feels good. The best news was after that, the treadmill repair guy came out and finally fixed my treadmill. I took it for a spin after work – 50 minutes / 5.7 miles / 8:49 pace. The down side of Tuesday was it was very icy and I fell on the driveway in the morning. I wasn’t hurt, but it caused soreness for days.
Wednesday I ran easy on the mill again – 31 minutes / 3.5 miles / 8:51 pace.
Thursday I did the early yoga class again. It was a heart-opener class and the stretches were pretty amazing, although some of it was rather difficult. I loved it because it really worked my shoulders, hip flexors and hamstrings. All of my problem areas.
Friday my kids didn’t have school and my oldest was sleeping in the basement, where my treadmill is. So I waited until the sun came out and ran outside. 60 minutes / 6.4 miles / 9:34 pace. My core was wicked sore from yoga and my right side was sore from my fall, so I just took it super easy.
Saturday I took an aerial yoga class. It was awesome! But much harder and scarier than I anticipated. The first time I flipped over to become inverted was unsettling. It definitely pushed me outside of my comfort zone and I loved it. After yoga, I ran 30 minutes easy outside with my son. 30 minutes / 3.35 miles / 9:05 pace.
Sunday I was insanely sore from yoga and felt like a cold was coming on. It was feels like 5 degrees outside with the 20 mph winds, and I almost didn’t run at all. But, I talked myself into hitting the treadmill and ended up getting my full run in. 75 minutes / 8.5 miles / 8:50 pace.
Total: Run – 4 hours 6 minutes / 27.3 miles; Yoga – 3 hours
I signed up for a membership with the yoga studio and am excited to build that strength.
In super fun news, my awesome friend/pacer buddy surprised me with a fabulous gift tonight. They’ll be perfect for Ragnar. 🙂
I am also happy to report my son and his friend are still training well for their half. I am coaching them, but cannot keep up with them by any stretch. Their easy pace now is around a 7:40 average pace (mine is 8:45-9:00) and they ran 8 miles. I cannot wait to watch them tear it up this year!
See you next week!