Howdy everyone! Recovery from the Erie Marathon is going pretty good. My legs still work, although not very speedy!
- Miles run = 10.3
- Miles biked = 15.2
Monday – Rest day! No working out today. Walking around like Frankenstein and struggling up stairs was all I could handle today. Did not coach my Race for the Cure group. Instead, celebrated Alan’s birthday 🙂
Tuesday – Rest day! Still mulling over what happened at the race. In case you didn’t read my Erie Marathon race recap, it’s HERE. I do think the humidity did factor into the equation. I heard at least three ambulances heading out to help people, and around mile 24 I saw a guy being worked on by emergency workers. Not sure what was wrong but he was shrieking in pain. Very scary! I saw someone getting fluids, and people were walking much sooner than I normally see them. However, with 60 degrees at 85% humidity, there have been far warmer races! But still, we did receive some interesting (and sad) stats from the race director… in previous years 0-2 people had been transported to the hospital. This year there were 9 ambulance calls and 5 had to be transported to the hospital. What the heck??
Did some weights (arms, not legs!) and went for a walk after dinner.
Wednesday – 1.8 miles running… ran with the beginner group of Ready for the Race, so run/walk intervals were the perfect fit for recovery mode!
Thursday – treadmill walking, YouTube workouts. I woke up early due to a bad dream and figured I might as well get out of bed and workout. I have the whole season of Bachelor in Paradise to watch!! Also, I figured I’d do a quick workout I found on YouTube with an exercise ball. Who knew just one minute of doing those exercises would be barely achievable!! DOH. Good thing it was only a 7 min video.
It’s my 27th wedding anniversary today! Got to spend some quality time with Alan (because the whole weekend in Erie was not enough haha!). We rode bikes, and went out to dinner!
Friday – 3.5 easy miles. I’m a wear tester for some trail shoes now, and I haven’t run any trail miles since my marathon training started! So, time to go trail running. Except I just hit grassy trails because I felt it was odd to drive longer to the park with dirt trails when I was only going to run 3 miles! My run should last longer than the commute there, right? 🙂
I made it to the gym today too. Using all the weights It was fun to get back at it!
In the evening, more high school football and marching band performances!
Saturday – 5 miles, easy. My goal was to keep my HR in zone 3. It took some slowing down, and my HR seemed high despite my slower pace (which means I’m still recovering), but I did it! Woohoo!
Later on, another cross country meet!
Sunday – No running! Another Cedar Point day. The park was all decorated for Halloween. I love this time of year! We all go to bring a friend for free (with our season passes). Alan and I gave our passes to my parents. They haven’t been to Cedar Point forever!
I’m starting to formula a new plan for training for my next race, the Columbus half marathon on Oct 20th. I’ll have to see if my body agrees with the more advanced training. Can you tell why I don’t read a lot in bed??
Q: Do you usually use the same training plan over and over? If so, which plan do you like?
I was on an “easier” plan after I was injured. Prior to that it was a modified Pfitzinger plan. I’m looking at Pfitz again!
Q: Do you have any favorite YouTube workout videos? Please share!