Hi everyone! Things were definitely looking up this week! Here’s how training went:
Monday: Slow Flow Yoga. It was my first class at a new studio, and I liked it a lot! The studio has soft lighting and doesn’t play music which I really like. I let the teacher know about my injury and she was helpful in making sure I felt okay. Lots of stretching happened and it was awesome.
Tuesday: 45 minute walk in my new shoes. They didn’t hurt at all!
Wednesday: Candlelight Yoga class at the same studio as Monday. I expected candles, relaxing, and stretching, but instead there were no candles and we did an energizing flow sequence. The instructor said that she just didn’t feel like relaxing tonight and decided to mix it up, which I didn’t realize was something she could do. I didn’t like the unplanned workout because I was worried about my hips, but they only hurt a few times and I immediately backed off and stretched instead. The instructor was awesome though and I will definitely go back to her again, especially since she promised more relaxation next time!
Thursday: this was the big day that I mentioned last week AKA my first run post injury! I ran for 32 minutes with 3/1 run/walk intervals. It was great being able to run again!
Friday: another run, this time 45 minutes with 4/1 intervals because it’s easier for my brain to remember. I secretly liked that I was able to take walk breaks without feeling like I was giving in. I HAVE to walk now!
Saturday: rest day
Sunday: long run day! 6 miler with 4/1 intervals. IT. WAS. AWESOME! It was so much easier than I thought it would be and I had no issues at all! I felt great during and after the run and did tons of stretching afterwards.
Despite my worries, this week was pretty awesome. I got to try a new yoga studio, rest some more, and ease back into training and even ended with a strong long run. My new plan calls for only three days of running and I’m going to stick to that so that I don’t get hurt again. Although I do want to try to sneak some hill training and some speed work into some runs if I’m feeling up to it. I’m just so relieved that I’m on track for the race again! We even spent a few hours on Sunday planning out our trip, and we are getting really excited about it – especially when I realized that when we land in Vegas we can eat at Chipotle and shop at Trader Joe’s! No matter what happens in the race, it’s worth it for some barbacoa tacos 🙂
How was your week in workouts? What is your favorite place to get tacos?