10/10-10/14: Rest. Chill. Stretch
10/15: 3 sets 10. Push ups/burpees
10/16: 2 miles, planks
10/18: 2 miles, weights circuits.
10/19: Rest. So sore from squats.
10/20: Rest. Still sore.
10/22: Circuits, 40 min
10/23: 5 easy with Dani. First outdoor run since the race
I'm nearly two weeks post marathon, and lovin the break.
I'm sleeping almost 8 hours at night, my digestion seems to be more settled, i feel lighter, and I'm overall just less agitated at home.
I knew it was tough the last few months but like whoa. I was a wreck this summer!
Immediately following the marathon (like, hours following), I was already plotting my adventure. I was ready to run again! Another marathon! Let's do it!
And then, I proceeded to not even think about running for the next five days.
I managed a couple of slow treadmill miles the first weekend, and then incorporated some strength training. My right arm is still not fully healed so I don't quite have full range of motion but in any case, it felt good to get sweating and get my heart rate up in a different way.
Also. Burpees. Kiiilllll me.
So now we're at week too. J and I squeezed in a quick workout on Tuesday, which left me slightly debilitated the rest of the week.
FYI - lots of squats during marathon recovery- just... no. #cowboystrut
But otherwise, It's been nice having no set plans or schedules to heed but I also know Me. I need a dangling carrot in order to keep myself myself motivated. I need goals!
In 2017 I already know we have our annual Rainier to Ruston relay, and J and I spontaneously signed up for the rock and roll full in June, which will be his first marathon, and you know, my second. But for the near future, I have loose plans- shorter, faster runs with an emphasis on strength. I lost a lot of muscle from my arm injury, and just being too damn tired to lift weights during training.
For now I'll enjoy the slowdown, and relax a little before my life is taken over once again.
Ok, confession. I can't wait to get back to it.
I'll never understand runners...