Training continues and this past week I had two hard workouts to get in (a run-bike-run and a 90 minute ride).
(The italicized words are what I was supposed to do, and the rest is what I actually did.)
Monday: run 50 minutes. Did: taught sculpt in the morning, ran about 30 in the evening. (I had Miss Aitkin practice to get to).
Tuesday: rest. Did: plus walked for about 1 hour, about 3 miles. (I recently read an article talking about recovery days versus resting days. I suppose this would be considered recovery).
Wednesday: Run 40 minutes. Did: I actually got an hour in! Plus taught sculpt.
Thursday: Run 20 – Bike 1 hour – run 30. Did: The second run was only for 20 minutes but I did it! The running was slow and awkward. I tried to bike around town and hated it.
Friday: rest Did: plus danced plenty at a wedding. (I had some sore feet in the morning)
Saturday: Bike 1 Hour Did: nothing! I knew this wouldn’t happen, so I’m not that upset.
Sunday: Bike 1.5 hour Did: 90 minute ride totaling 18.5 miles. My tires were low and the ride was hard, but I got it done!
This week…I’m rearranging to fit in a 5k on Saturday morning. I really want to do well, the last 5k I did was 13 days post-marathon and was pretty painful and slow. I would love to pick up the pace and finish strong.
I also really want to get to a bike store and finally have a long conversation about what I should be saving my pennies for….anyone have bike purchasing tips?
Do you remember where you read the article on rest vs recovery days? I would love to read it! I think I am struggling with taking a complete and full rest day (no walks, yoga, etc). during marathon training and my body is yelling at me!
It wasn’t a specific article, it was a discussion on a facebook group. But…a quick article I found is this http://beta.active.com/running/Articles/What-to-Do-on-Rest-and-Recovery-Days
When is your body yelling at you? I think listening to your body is more important than a generic marathon plan.
Thanks for the article. I shouldnt have ran this weekend when I was starting to feel sick. Now I feel like I am getting worse and shouldnt have pushed myself 😦 Taking a true rest day today though!
You’re welcome! Don’t beat yourself up about it, just learn from it and ease back into workouts when you feel good!
i’m not sure i have bike buying tips, but i absolutely love biking the minneapolis lakeside trails. we can ride around together after you get that bike 🙂
Good luck with your 5K! I have this weekend also 🙂
Thank you and Good Luck to YOU!!
I’m new to biking and it was suggested to me to by a used mid-range hybrid, to see if i like riding a faster bike without committing to a pricy road bike. So i did. I really like it-i got a specialized sirrus for 300 off of craigslist. It is light and fast and I enjoy riding. Once I am more confident with myself and my abilities, and make the transition from regular pedals to clip-ins, i would like to get a tri-bike. Would also buy that used. There are soooooo many diehard cyclists down here, they want newer better faster and you can find a good high-end well maintained used bike for about 750-850 on craigslist. I would definitely not buy new.
Thanks Stephanie! I wish we could’ve met up while you were in town! I know craigslist is the way to go, but I need to get fitted, so I don’t accidentally try to put my 5’3″ body on a bike built for a giant!