Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weekly Workouts Recap: a rest week

Notice the title. There's no "Marathon Training: Week XX". It's over, and I'm a marathoner now! Now I'm working through my calendar and figuring out my next races. I'll post on that this week. Though I originally considered running another full in February, Disney really got the best of me. I don't want to go to another marathon without enough recovery and go slower. That would be so mentally defeating.
 
My workouts this week look like this:
dailymile rest week
DailyMile probably thinks I forgot to record my workouts. Nope! There weren't any. I was so sore I couldn't climb stairs without a railing until Wednesday. I still won't get back to running until the end of this week, but I will plan on starting up cross-training tomorrow.

Not working out has been a nice break, but I'm now stir crazy and ready to jump back in. Nothing makes you want to work out like taking a necessary break. I've got some fun stuff coming up in February, so I'm going to finish January carefully, listen to my body on runs, and keep up my fitness for a few weeks with shorter runs and maybe a longer run towards the beginning of February. 

I did, though, start the #plankaday last night. It seems like such an easy little addition to the end of a day, whether I've worked out or not!
I'm setting my sights on some halves in the coming months, so I'm really excited about running short and cross training for a while. Marathon training is a time suck that I'm excited to take a break from for now. I'll definitely be back in the fall, though! I just have to pick my race!

How were your workouts this week? Grab a button to the left, and come linkup with me, Kat, and Genna! We were all running Disney last week, so sorry we missed the week!

12 comments:

thepreppyrunner said...

Ahh! Congrats on finishing the race! It looked like SO much fun and I think your recap was appropriate considering how grueling the race is supposed to be.

Enjoy your well-deserved week of rest and congrats again.

xoxo,
Ashley @ The Preppy Runner

Allie said...

A well deserved break at that! Going out for those shorter runs will feel like heaven!

Emily Ann said...

Congrats on your marathon! Definitely time to sit back and relax for a little!

Kat @ S and F said...

Girl, enjoy that rest! ;)

Crystal said...

Soak in that rest. I hope that it gets your body back into tip top shape in no time at all.

I can't wait to see photos of your princess half coming up. that is a race that I really want to do sometime in the future.

lpnedwards said...

You are being SO smart by taking a big break to recover, re-energize and get excited to run and race again. Mondo props to you! Can't wait to hear about your race schedule. Are you doing Gasparilla...or celebrating next weekend?! :)

Smitha @ FauxRunner said...

Recovery is just as important as training :)

Congrats on the marathon.

Laura said...

Chicago marathon 2013?!?! :-) It's in October.

Abby said...

Good job on being smart and listening to your body. I remember not being able to walk up or down my stairs and seriously thinking about sleeping on the couch. Yikes, marathon recovery is tough.

Jan said...

Congrats on the race!! A marathon is such a huge accomplishment, and like you said, the training hours required are so intense! (two reasons I'll never run one LOL).

A rest week sounds like a great thing. Enjoy!

Beka said...

absolutely necessary!!!! can't wait to see what's next on your agenda!

Meghan said...

You deserve the rest! And don't you just love #plankaday? It always makes me feel so strong!