I am trying to get get my running legs back!! 💙
I’ve been trying to balance rest and active recovery but I have been plagued with colds this season so a lot of days I have not felt good enough to get to the gym and do more. My last two runs weren’t bad but I could tell I’ve lost a good bit of fitness this past month. The urge to push myself is there because I have a half Dec. 2nd but if it turns out to be another “just for fun” one I am okay with that. This really hasn’t been a racing kind of year for me anyway.
This is how I am slowly creeping back...
October 28th - I ran Peak to Creek Marathon
Took a full 7 days off running but did tow string session on the Arc machine and some core work
Nov. 5th - 4 mile run (that felt fabulous)
Nov. 6th - 20 mile bike ride
Nov. 7th - 4 mile run (that felt a little challenging)
Nov.11th - 13.1 Ran the Richmond Half marathon
Nov. 12th - 1 mile run ~ 4 mile walk
Nov. 14th - 2 mile run ~ 2 mile walk
Nov. 15th - 2 mile walk
Nov. 18th - 1 hour on the Arc machine
Nov. 19th - Upper body strength session and Arc
Nov. 20th - 4.25 mile run
Nov. 21st - 10K run ~ 2.6 mile walk
I am trying to make the switch to after work runs and I forgot how challenging it can be.
Traffic is a lot busier
My belly feels so full
My body feels more tired later in the day
I love the afternoon sun
I love the air without the humidity
The gentle temps are so enjoyable this time of year
I seem to sleep more soundly when I run later in the day
I get to see the sunset colors
How do you do with late day runs?
Tell me what you have coming up!
How long does it take you to feel normal after a marathon?
See you in a few weeks for a recap of my next half! Happy Thanksgiving!!Thanks for stopping by!