After a great week of rest, I’m back in the saddle and ready to build my base again for the Chicago Half-Marathon and Brewers Mini-Marathon (haven’t registered yet, but will later this summer!)
Here was my week this past week:
Monday – 2.72 mi run in the morning pre-conference and then a 17.34 mile bike ride in the afternoon. The weather was too beautiful to pass up another opportunity to be outside.
Tuesday – Hot Vinyasa
Wednesday – Rest Day (it rained)
Thursday – 3.32 mile run after school. This was the first time in a LONG time that C ran with me. It was nice to have some company. He made fun of my iPhone running app when it started talking to me.
Friday – 3.51 mile run. Went to a Bachelorette party that night and I knew I wasn’t going to just stick with the veggies & hummus I brought a long. The buffalo chicken dip was to DIE for (especially on cucumber slices!)
Saturday – Slept later than expected and through both yoga classes. Took it easy, finished my book, and got ready for a cook-out we were having. Therefore, rest day.
Sunday – Longest run since the race at a solid 4.5 miles. My fastest split was 8:12 and my slowest was 8:55 when I was climbing a massive hill. Felt great! It was a beautiful day – 55 and sunny.
Here’s the plan for next week:
I am trying to get into the habit of running 3-4 times a week AND cross-training. Looking back, I did very little cross-training throughout the 18 weeks of marathon training and I’m wondering if that could have helped. Hmmm…
Join the party with Jen and I and tell us about your training!
How often to you cross-train and/or run during the week? When should I start trusting my body to do runs over 4 miles again?