Week of October 21, 2013:
Tuesday: Slow walk around the neighborhood (untimed)
Wednesday: Off (flew back to Texas, so there was plenty of walking around airports with my luggage)
Thursday: Evening run! The first post-marathon run. 29 minutes total, with 10 minutes of slow running.
Saturday: Power-walked to the bank and back, 26 min. total.
Sunday: First post-marathon LONG RUN. 42 min. total with 30 min. running at a comfortable pace.
Estimated mileage: 7.8 miles. Total minutes: 97.
I flew back to Texas on Wednesday and returned to work on Thursday. I am so glad that I took several days off from work after the marathon; I can’t even imagine trying to run a marathon on Sunday and then working on Monday. For the work that I do, which involves a lot of time on my feet, walking to and fro, that would have been complete torture.
And I’m happy to report that I’ve even run twice since the big race! I felt pretty good during both runs, though I am experiencing a little twinge of something uncomfortable on the back of my leg, behind my knee. I think with some more time, whatever it is will heal itself. While I am getting myself ready to begin training for my next half-marathon (another Armadillo Dash!), I’m not in a rush to begin piling on the long run miles.
This week I’d like to return to my yoga mat for some dearly missed stretching and quiet time. Thank goodness I haven’t lost all my flexibility due to marathon training, but I’m ready to work on my back and hips on the mat.
What’s on your fitness agenda for the week?