Thanks for all of the great comments to my last post! It helped me realize how important it is for RDs like myself to speak up about all of the misleading health and diet information floating around the internets and mass media, and it definitely won’t be the last time I do so!
I have today off since I’m working this coming Saturday at the hospital, and it’s nice to have an extra day to get things done after a fun and busy weekend. This whole life-after-grad-school thing is kind of awesome, and I’m excited that having time to see friends and do things that don’t involve studying or writing papers is going to become the “norm” around here. I think I did a pretty good job balancing life/work/running this week, and ran some solid miles during week #2 of marathon training. Quick-ish recap:
Wineglass Training Week 2
Monday – rest, 50 minutes easy yoga
I always like to do some yoga on my rest days because it’s like an hour or so of forced stretching. My hamstrings and calves have been pretty tight, and they always feel so much better after yoga
Tuesday – 7.5 miles, 1, 2, 3 x 2 workout strength (abs, arms)
This is one of my easier workouts – 1 minute on, 1 off, 2 on, 2 off and so forth x 2) but holy hell it did not feel very easy. I know it was my first workout in a loooong time and post-injury, but by the second set I was struggling. I didn’t finish the second “3″ and it took me a while to feel better on the recovery job, but it’s a tiny step in the right direction and I can only get better from here (right?)
Wednesday – 8 miles easy with Betsy, strength (abs)
My favorite run of the week due to the presence of my training buddy, the legs actually felt ok after the workout and we kept the pace pretty easy. After work I met Susan and some runner friends for a screening of Spirit of the Marathon II, which I liked but not nearly as much as the first one.
Thursday – 7 miles easy, strength (abs, legs)
Friday – elliptical, spin class, strength (abs, arms)
Saturday – 10.5 miles with 5 x 30 second strides, strength (abs, arms)
This run started out pretty slow and I was a little cranky, but by the time I looped around the bridle and headed out of the park to the Hudson the legs felt better. It was the first time I’ve run along my favorite stretch of the Hudson River path in Riverside Park, and felt so good to be back out there. By the time I got back to the park I felt great, and towards the end of the run did 5 sets of 30 second strides to help loosen my legs up and prep them for more speed work in the coming weeks.
After the run I did some strength stuff, showered and ran some errands before meeting some of the “runner army” for a fun day of baseball watching at Citi Field.
I am and always will be a Yankee fan, but being in any ballpark makes me pretty happy.
Photo courtesy of Erica
Sunday – 7 miles easy, strength (legs, abs)
Got this run done pretty early since I still work at the running store on Sundays, and was gifted with a shiny new pair of Asics during my shift.
We never really know when we’re going to get free shoes, so it was a super nice surprise! Especially since I’ve been wanting to try the new Cumulus 15s for a while. After work I met my friend Jo at our favorite spot to catch up over a plethora of vegetables, and it was a perfect way to end the week.
Total: 40 miles
So far, so good. I’ve been keeping up with strength stuff and feeling pretty strong during my runs, aside from some tightness here and there (a trip to Dr. Levine for some ART today will help that, I’m sure).
Question: Did you see Spirit of the Marathon II? Thoughts? Current running shoe?