Monday – REST
Tuesday – REST
Wednesday – 5K
Thursday – REST
Friday – 7.4K STRENGTHENING HOME PRACTICE
Saturday – REST
Sunday – 12K STRENGTHENING
So now that Ragnar Trail Relay‘s over, I’m starting to get back into the groove of things. It’s currently 11:30PM as I’m typing this and I just finished my long run and honestly, I’m feeling good! Over the week (Monday, I could barely get out of bed!), I did a lot of thinking about running. I really miss the high that I get from participating in a race and the camaraderie of training with your friends and seeing each other at the start line. After some pondering, I’ve decided to start training again for a race. Right now, I’ll be base building because it’s too late to start training for a fall race (you know, being Canadian and all means winter racing isn’t something I’m feeling). I have an idea of what I’d like to run and I’ll be spending the upcoming months base building so I can start training seriously again for a goal race.
Over the year, I’ve put on some weight as I’ve stopped crosstraining and training to race. I’m hoping by the end of this training cycle, I’ll drop a couple pounds and I’ll be running more comfortably. It’s a bit of a bummer not being able to fit into 80% of my shorts and running slower than before but I think with enough hard work in the coming year, I’ll hopefully fit into everything again!
Okay so onto last week’s base building. I spent Monday not moving, recovering from Ragnar and Tuesday crawling around my kitchen and under my tripod shooting recipes – does that count as cross training?
Wednesday, I went for my first run post-Ragnar and honestly, I felt quite good. It was an easy 5K and I was quite pleasantly surprised by how easy my body went right back on the train!
Thursday I spent resting and shooting recipes again (SO exciting right?!) which gave me pretty fresh legs for Friday. I did an easy 7.4K (it was supposed to be 7K but I went a bit too far) and went home to do a short strengthening session. I focused on core and glutes using resistance bands, similar to what I usually do for physio. Then I spent the evening hanging out on my yoga mat.
Saturday was spent eating and Netflixing in bed like an adult. It was a pretty weird realizing Ragnar was a whole week ago! It felt like yesterday and I quite missed my Chek Squad team! Sunday I spent shopping (I didn’t buy a single pair of leggings!) and bought a ton of adult clothes! It was definitely a fun experience going shopping with a bunch of gal pals again. Shopping was actually not a bad way to get some exercise in because in the span of a couple hours, we took more than 15K steps and did “weights” as we lugged around all our bags haha. Afterwards, I went for my 12K long run – at first, I was a bit sore from the shopping but at the half way bought, my legs tried to go for negative splits. I found it amusing how my mind was like “yes, run faster” after deciding on training again.
Whew – what a week huh? I’m looking forward to my next few weeks of running regularly again!
Let’s chat! How was your week? Did you try anything new? Any goal races?
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