June 2-8 Training

I feel fortunate to have this training week on the books. Runs felt good, offered a lot of variety, and I was pleased with my effort. I got back into pilates & yoga practices, too. Sometimes I think about all the things that have to go right on a cellular, neurological, or biochemical level just to breathe and blink my eyes, and am blown away by the gift of enjoying a fit, active body. Moreover I am safe and fed, so have the luxury of “issues” like fussing over where to run. It’s important to step back and appreciate the ability to participate in these activities. I truly wish everyone could share the fun.

June 2-8

Monday –  6 easy (road), 2.5 mile walk

Tuesday — 5 with 4 X 800 (track); yoga DVD

Wednesday —  1800m swim; pilates class, 2 mile walk

Thursday —  9 easy (treadmill), yoga DVD

Friday – Yoga DVD, pilates DVD

Saturday — 20 easy (12 road/8 treadmill)

Sunday — 8.5 easy (trail)

Totals:  ~ 48.5 miles running, 4.5 miles walking, 1 swim, 5 yoga/pilates practices

Good stuff: Swimming! Weightless, supportive, refreshing, and gentle, this workout is the perfect antidote to hot-weather running.

Stuff to keep an eye on: Running slower due to heat & humidity results in achy feet and tighter calves. TLC like self-massage, stretching, and heat/cool soaks offer relief.

Goals for the week: With a cut-back planned, my goals are more about my non-running life this week. I have so much to do to get out of town for a while in a week to 10 days, and can’t seem to get my butt in gear to do any of it.

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2 Responses to “June 2-8 Training”


  1. 1 anthonyp June 10, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Great week of training. I’ve been trying my best to add Yoga to my training, but just can’t find enough time to fit it in. I’ll do a Yoga workout every now and then, but consistency is my problem. Plus, I have to do it at home b/c I don’t have the time to join a gym or studio. Any suggestions on good books or materials to read about yoga ?

  2. 2 Andrea June 10, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Thanks for reading, Anthony. I’ll answer your questions in a new post in the next day or so. Great idea — people ask for book/video recommendations all the time.


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