Today I did a bit of cross training sans legs. Least week I thought it would be smart to do a leg workout the day before the hilliest and most difficult 12k course in the area. SMART. It took my legs 6 days to recover from that run and I am pretty sure it is due to the squats and lunges, leg presses and hamstring curls that I punished my legs with.
It was pouring down rain this morning so I was so glad I got my 10 miles in yesterday. LB and I lounged around the house until I could take it no more. We headed to the YMCA. I warmed up with a 2.5 mile bike ride set on level 10. That was pretty tough and then I headed to the weight room. I spent about 40 minutes doing a good upper body workout. Followed by Ab Ripper P90x and Jillian’s 30 Day Shred at home.
Tomorrow is a rest day. I think I will be able to do that. Given that next weekend is the half my marathon training plan is shifted somewhat. Monday will now be a run day making Tue and Wed also run days. Leaving Thursday a cross train day and Friday a rest day. It all works out well in the placement on the Marathon Training Plan. I am super excited to be ending week 2 of Marathon 2 training! 16 weeks to go! Am I crazy for looking forward to 10/10/10? Why can’t I just look forward to summer? We haven’t even started summer around here! One day at a time, one thing at a time.
Today I am grateful for:
Making it through the day. LB is asleep about an hour earlier than usual and I am about to settle in with a book. I’m not thinking about the 5 AM wake up call due to the earlier bed time.