This weekend marked 4 weeks post-marathon, but honestly it feels like my race was 3 months ago. It’s important to keep that in perspective though, especially when I start feeling frustrated about where I am mentally and physically with my running. One month is really not that long considering the 4 months of hard training I put in leading up to the race. This was another week of mostly strength and core workouts, with a few short runs. I continued with the #RunStrongChallenge as well.
It’s a good thing I almost always post my workouts on instagram or I would never remember what I did each day!
Monday: I completed both days 13 and 14 for the RSC, because I had taken a total rest day on Sunday. Then I did Pure Barre Tone in 10 for arms and abs, which left me shaking, and finished up with 15 minutes of yoga.
Tuesday: Day 15 of the RSC, along with upper body and core work (lots of push-ups and planks!)
Wednesday: RSC day 16, and some short videos from Jasyoga. I subscribed to the videos for $4.99/month and I love it so far!
Thursday: RSC day 17, and a 3 mile run with strides.
Friday: My goal for today’s workout was to focus on upper body and core, while including some plyometrics from Iron Strength. I also incorporated the exercises for the RSC day 18 into this workout.
Saturday: RSC day 19, PB Tone in 10 for thighs and abs (ouch!) and a 6 mile run.
Sunday: RSC day 20 and about 45 minutes of yoga.
I mentioned last week that my knee was bothering me last weekend. It felt totally fine most of this week, but I noticed it again after Friday’s workout. I am wondering if the plyos are contributing to the problem. It feels totally fine when I run, and is actually more like around the top of my shin versus the actual knee. I am working on stretching and mobilizing all the muscles around the knee because that has always helped in the past when I have had random knee pain (like once a year). Other than that I’ll just be monitoring and will take some time off if it hurts again. Crossing my fingers that it was just my body responding to adding in those high-impact exercises again.
I have no idea what this week will bring as far as workouts go, with the holidays and some traveling. Hoping I can at least keep up with the Run Strong Challenge because this is by far the longest I have ever been consistent with anything like this.
How were your workouts last week?
How long of a recovery period do you usually take after a big race?
Have you ever had an injury that seemed to be caused by an exercise other than running?
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