Sunday Sweats 29: Marathon Training Week 3
Monday: 3.2 mile run (9:13 pace)
GOODNESS did I sleep in this morning. No yoga and I felt the pain. But! in better news, my new shoes arrived and I put the first three miles on them tonight! I'll be rotating these with the shoes I've been wearing since April, which now have about half their lifetime mileage on them. This run felt good, easy, and comfortable. Can't ask for much better on a Monday.Tuesday: studio yoga class (75 minutes)
We had a nice, small(-ish) class tonight, and luckily it wasn't as hot as last week. Still hot, but not hot enough to get me into king pigeon pose again. I did feel incredibly open though, and Donna went out of her usual sequencing for some fun tonight. I always appreciate a crow – headstand – crow – variation option flow!
Wednesday: hip & hamstring yoga (13 minutes) + 3.09 mile run (8:44 pace)
If the flow works, the flow works, know what I'm sayin'? I saw my chiropractor this evening (and shuffled my mileage because I got home pretty late and storms were coming!) and got a lot of the tension worked out of my hips before hitting the road. I have no idea where this speed came from, but this sure was a fun run.
I've been sleeping awfully this week. No time for morning yoga for me...again. My coworkers took me out for drinks after work and it was a late one; I'd planned in advance to rearrange this week's miles. I'll tell myself I did tons of core work with all that laughing at happy hour and call this day a win, regardless of miles run or yoga practiced.
I had a stomach/belly cramp from my very first step of this run, and that made it a bit challenging. I stopped and took deep breaths and side stretches every now and then to get through it. I don't know what that was about but it was a fluke, so I won't waste my weekend worrying about it.
I spent hours cleaning my apartment today and sweated enough doing that to make up for a lack of formal practice, but I didn't do any actual yoga beyond some hip-loosening stretches. Oh, by the way, GO SEE INSIDE OUT.
Sunday: full body flow (16 minutes) + 5.48 mile run (9:41 pace)
I think today is the hottest day we've had all summer, honestly. Usually by now the temps are hitting triple digits, but it's stayed around the mid-80s lately. Today it was in the upper 90s by 11 a.m. and even last night I don't think it dropped below 75º. It was hot. And shocker, I didn't get up with my alarms at 6 a.m. and it wasn't even supposed to get below 85 after dusk.
I free flowed to open up my whole body before I started to hopefully make this scorcher as "easy" as possible. My legs felt fine, but oh my god, this sucked. I was supposed to run 8 miles, but I didn't even feel bad about cutting a few off. I had another awful side stitch that none of my breathing tricks would get rid of (I think I have to swear off the pre-run PB sandwiches) and then the pain dipped low into my ovaries because endo is a mofo. I wasn't in the mood for crying today.
Running: 16.77 miles
Yoga: 117 minutes
Went on quite the rollercoaster this week, didn't I? Just...good thing it was a drop-back week. I felt solid in my shorter runs and confident in the course of my training, even despite the last two suck-fest runs. But lighter mileage this week means next week is a big surge ahead, and it's finally really heating up outside here. Oh, and today I learned that apparently I can't forget to put bug spray on the backs of my ears before heading out. That was a fun discovery.
Here's to next week.