Can you believe that it’s November already?! So it’s been 14 days since my half marathon and well … now what?
Monday – 30ish minutes elliptical 45 minutes cycling. core work. lots of that. squats 5×10 lunges 3×10 and Bulgarian lunges 3×10 leg lifts 2×10
Tuesday – Rest
Wednesday – 34 minutes elliptical. 45 mins bike. planks 1:30, leg press/calf raises
Thursday – Rest
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – Rest
I had spent the last 14 days eating everything – I had maybe an average of 6 bags of chips (Ruffle Sour Cream and Onion y’all!) and a ton of popcorn, fried foods, and just junk in general! Crazy right? Well I’m pretty sure I’ve gained 5 pounds. So what are my plans? Well first to lose those 5 pounds and maybe an extra 3 more mainly because I was a wee bit on the heavier side this season due to my lack of lifting (oops!) I took this last week of recovery really easy. I eased myself back into working out by doing some easy low impact cardio work outs as my body wasn’t ready to run yet (my inner thighs are a bit tight still but I’ve been rolling a lot!).
This coming Wednesday will be my first run back and it’s be some easy intervals! I’m actually a little excited to be running again and because I got the chance to be able to test the Polar M400 I’m pretty excited to be able to go on a run with it!
As for my long term goals now that my “A” race is over, I actually do not have my eye set on any race in particular so for this season I’ll be focusing on base building. I feel like last cycle, I had a lot of little niggles here and there because my body wasn’t ready for the speedwork. I’ll admit that I do not think that my base was there and ramping up speed so quickly was just not a good combo for me (especially when I had to keep missing my strengthening sessions). So for now, I’ll be focusing on base building and strengthen before doing a lot of speedwork again. Fingers crossed that this season will be injury free! I’ll probably be aiming for another half marathon as I really don’t feel like training for a marathon anytime soon – I don’t have the time to commit to it and the half is so much more fun! Haha 😉
So I know a lot of you had your goal races recently too (Chicago, STWM, New York, etc) and I want to know: how did it go? What are your upcoming plans?
PS I GOT MY HAIR CUT. I’,m not a fan of cutting my hair – I don’t like trusting someone with my hair! My last hair cut was maybe one and a half years ago and I’m actually very pleased with this cut! More than half is gone!! Maybe I’ll be speedier without all this extra hair weight! (I have freakishly thick hair…)