I took it real easy after last weekend’s races.
It wasn’t until after Wednesday morning’s workout that I felt like myself again, ready to jump into my typical running routine.
Morning Walk & Stretch
I hate walking but I knew I needed to loosen up my legs and running was definitely not on the agenda.
I went super slow (because hi, I hate walking), didn’t track miles or time or anything like that.
I am loving the Hokas for their cushioning and comfort (not ready to switch to them for running but for everything else, they are perfect for me).
I also LOVE this Eddie Bauer top. More on it soon.
Super Slow 3.50 Miles & Pure Barre Core/Stretching
I thought I was ready to run. Within the first few steps my left and right hamstrings disagreed so I walked (not even ran, walked) into the gym for the elliptical instead.
I didn’t feel anything on the elliptical other than hot (because I was dressed to run outside) and bored.
After ten minutes I decided to give running outside another shot and if it didn’t work, I would walk myself home.
Running worked, nice and slow and I didn’t feel my hamstrings anymore. I finished up with the core and stretching sections from Pure Barre.
This is truly a reverse-taper week.
Spin! Spin! Spin!
I told you on Thursday that I received a free guest pass back to Lifetime so I used it to take a spin class.
I enjoyed it for sure, my hamstrings appreciated the break but once the class was over, I was left with that feeling of needing to go for a run.
I didn’t, but knew I would be ready the next morning to return to normal.
Pure Barre DVD & 6 Miles
It was raining, cold and miserable outside but I was all too excited to get out there for a run since my legs felt 99.9999% back to normal.
I really don’t mind running the rain. I don’t enjoy stepping out directly into a downpour but if it’s lightly raining, I can deal with the heavier rain that follows once I am already moving.
Pure Barre DVD & 6.12 Miles
I love doing the Pure Barre routine before my runs because I get all stretched out and ready to roll.
I felt great during this run, still going pretty easy but was able to speed things up for the last mile.
I forgot my jelly beans at home so around mile six I looped back to my house to grab a handful. I am sure I could have run without them but they do offer me a sweet pick-me-up so it was worth it.
I also decided to start focusing on picking up my pass after mile ten. It’s always after mile ten where I can become tired, sluggish, or thinking about being done.
I want those double-digit miles to feel comfortable and not like the end so making it a point to pick up my pace however much I can at that point on tired legs seems like a good way to adapt.
A Run? Spin? Pure Barre DVD?
Not really sure. I don’t even feel like I ran yesterday so after breakfast I will decide. I have that Lifetime guest pass for a few more days so I should really take advantage of it.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
In case you missed my Runner’s World Hat Trick race recap, click here to catch up!
Is today a rest day or a run day?
Best thing you have eaten so far this weekend? Linda’s Fudge Cake. I didn’t get a picture because I was too busy enjoying it.