Week 9 means the peak weeks of training and luckily for me a happy hamstring! Unfortunately it also means I am entering the big weeks of the semester too, yuck! After another week off and lots of rolling, ice, etc I am running again and feeling great. I knew things were looking up when I managed to roll pain free and progressed to the tennis ball (or dog's Kong for lack of tennis ball one day!) for even deeper hamstring massage.
|Is there anything better?|
Spring is here but you'd never know looking outside: snow and cold continue and I am done with it. It did make not running slightly more tolerable.
Monday: Yoga DVD in morning & 1:15 on elliptical
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & 1 hour elliptical in evening
Wednesday: Speed intervals on elliptical 90 minutes, now this was boring!
Thursday: Slept in a skipped Spin, but 30 min elliptical and weights in afternoon
Friday: Morning Spin
Saturday: Easy 6.5 miles run 1:00:36 & core/weights
Sunday: 14.7 Miles 2:01:10 & 1 hour yoga, this was wonderful and the first time I have truly felt relaxed at the end of yoga.
And what's ahead for Week 10 of marathon training? More being smart and staying injury free and this. I am going to keep an extra cross training day in this week just to be safe. The forecast is for 40s by late week, finally! I need warmth, yes 40 is warm right now, and sun and nice running weather. Bring on the puddles, mud and running in shorts.
Goal: Continue to listen to my body, foam roll, ice and yoga. I hope to start some intervals later this week, maybe even on the track.
Monday: Yoga & 1 hour elliptical or pool running
Tuesday: Morning Spin, weights with trainer & Easy evening Run (coaching)
Wednesday: Morning Run (Speed Intervals- ladder workout)
Thursday: Morning Spin & Afternoon run/weights
Friday: Morning Spin & Yoga
Saturday: Easy run & Weights
Sunday: Long Run 18-20 Miles
How was your week? How Spring has brought better weather and great running.