It’s week two post-marathon, and I’m almost back at 100% (or at least my quads are. I think it’ll take a little longer for me to mentally prepare for the next 26.2). Credit for this recovery must be given, at least in part, to the Urban Yoga Spa in Seattle, where I spent most of last week letting hot yoga do it’s restorative thing. I’ve also lost almost all of the pre-marathon weight I gained before the Seattle Marathon. I must be the only person in the world that gains weight training for a marathon.
Last week’s workout looked like this:
Sunday (one week from the Seattle Marathon): 7 miles running
Monday: 60 mn elliptical, 20 mn rowing
Tuesday: AM Hot Hatha Yoga, 4.5 miles running and PM Hot Power Yoga
Wednesday: 7 miles running, treadmill, Hot Hatha Yoga at night
Thursday: 6 miles running, treadmill
Friday: 90 minutes, elliptical, strength training
Saturday: 12 miles, treamill
Since I’m heading into the maintenance cycle of my training period, I’m going to try to stay around 35 miles weekly so I don’t lose too much endurance before it’s time to start training again (this week I hit 36.5 miles). I’m going to focus on strength training and yoga so I’m in better shaper pysically and mentally when it’s time to start training again.