Week of May 5-11

This week, my plan was to balance continued marathon recovery with getting a little training in for the Madison Half Marathon on May 25. Two weeks after Boston, my runs felt back to normal.

For a little extra cross-training, I took my friend Noel’s kickboxing class on Wednesday. I will not be writing off cardio classes ever again. With countless squats and lunges included in the fast-paced routine, I was sore for a good three days.

April 28-May 4

Monday –  1800m swim

Tuesday — 6.2 easy (road) with 6 X strides

Wednesday —  Taught Spinning class; took Kickboxing

Thursday —  6 easy (treadmill)

Friday – 5 easy (path) with 4 X strides

Saturday — 3.1 jog/walk (dirt road, pacing a 5K) 

Sunday — 14.2 easy (road)

Totals:  ~  34.5 miles  + 3 cross training workouts

Good stuff: I rediscovered how good swimming makes my body feel. After Monday’s swim, I was both worn out and refreshed. I also loved running in the beautiful Kitty Hawk and Nags Head Woods areas of the Outer Banks Friday and Saturday. Pacing my friend Mert and spending time with friends at the beach was lovely, and I got to break in my Team StayPut gear.

post-race with Mert and Priscilla

Stuff to keep an eye on: My body feels so tight and stiff, but aside from some paltry stretching and foam rolling I did no flexbility maintenance this week. With summer vacation from work starting, I am lucky to have time to begin a daily yoga or pilates personal practice.

Goals for the week: Continue careful nutrition and ramp up yoga/core training. Use a local 5K on Saturday as a measure of current fitness.

4 Responses to “Week of May 5-11”

  1. 1 anthonyp May 13, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Looks like things are back to normal ! I wish I had the ability to add swimming to my routine.

  2. 2 Carla May 13, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Adding swimming…is there a tri in your future?

  3. 3 Andrea May 13, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    No tri planned. Maybe someday. I just like to swim, but I’m sloooowwwww.

  4. 4 meredith May 14, 2008 at 6:03 am

    nice shirt!! 🙂

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