Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Wellness Wednesday...Ep. 22
Happy Wednesday! The past week has been pretty good in terms of working out. I've been running, but much shorter distances that I have been in a long time. I'm talking 2 miles...and sometimes not quite 2 miles. It's all due to my new plan to "get back to basics" and really work on my base running. I think some of my disappointment after my second Half Marathon in March was because I had not really "improved" in overall race time. (I did have a 15 minute improvement over my first half, but I just didn't feel it had improved enough for the amount of training and work I had done!). Looking at all of my running leading into that half, and the running I've been doing since that half...I just feel that I'm walking too much. Don't get me wrong, I'm not giving up my run-walk method entirely...but I think I was way too reliant on walking too frequently. So I'm working on building up my run time. That's what I've been doing the past week. I'm also running on back-to-back days...which previously I never would have thought I'd feel comfortable doing. But since I'm starting all over at the beginning...might as well start working on that as well! So far so good! I've also been trying to make sure I get in a good post-run stretch. I also have been completing a short, dynamic warm up prior to running. I think both are helping my legs feel good even after running 2 or 3 days in a row. Now I just need to get back to yoga! It's been a few weeks since I've been able to consistently get to a class...and I've been terrible at continuing my practice at home. So I'll add that to the list for this coming week of things to improve upon!