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Week in Review: This is how we rest (week 2… of 2)
May 28 – June 3
Week 2 of rest (and yes there are only 2 weeks of rest). The coach is a bit more flexible during week 2 of rest. Here are the rules:
1. NO speed (sad face)
2. NO long run (more sad faces)
3. Run when you feel like you want to.
That’s it… not too hard right?
Monday was a holiday so no yoga. I hit the gym with another sweat free 15 minutes on the bike and one set of weights (with hardly any weight) and 15 more sweatless minutes on the bike. Easy.
Tuesday… pure joy.
And it was the perfect morning for a run.
I kept the run short, 3 miles. They weren’t that fast but it didn’t matter, just happy to be outdoors again and moving (I know it had only been a week… dramatic much? I’m mean… really).
My we was going to be a crazy one so I managed another easy 3 plus sprint mechanics on Wednesday and rested on Thursday and Friday.
Yep, I said sprint mechanics. I’m starting to set some summer goals and one of them is to lose my marathon shuffle… enter old sprint mechanic warm-up drills from the late 90s. And yes they are still pure gold. We’ll save that for another post.
We all know I like to celebrate non running by online shopping so I ordered these goodies from Oiselle (you had me at secret):
Saturday I managed 6 miles (plus sprint mechanics) and followed it up with a few miles to and from my weight workout (another one of my summer goals is to get stronger- 2 sets this time). My coach says no long run for 14 days which means I usually run 12 on day 14… so I think that might be cheating? Maybe? I kept my running total to 10 very easy miles because I trying to take my rest serious… seriously.
Sunday I kept things like with an easy 45 min run.
21 miles total for the week. Normally I’d shoot for 25 so I think I did good (taking things easy that is…)
So my second (and final) recovery week is in the books. I’m feeling pretty rested though a bit sore from weights but it’s a good kind of sore.
Next week an (easy) return to speed.
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