I’m one week away from rekindling a training-plan relationship. Last week, it felt like my ‘free of a plan’ attitude took one look at the countdown and let loose!
I learned a few valuable lessons in the process:
- Climbing to 14,000 ft is really freakin’ hard, but an amazing view-from-the-top victory.
- The aftermath of 500 lunges does not agree with my hamstrings. (Ryders class)
- Ambitiously riding 40 miles (bike) on sore legs is dumb. I made it through the ride, but it wasn’t the speed-improvement adventure I had planned. Luckily D doesn’t mind slogging through the miles with me.
Bici, one day we’ll figure this friendship out. I promise!
On the plus side, I did find a much better way to bring G on the ride.
Wrist-tan-lines, be gone!
After all that, I decided to attempt a “long” run on Sunday. See “ambitiously” above. Sometimes I think the train-smart side of my brain takes a leave of absence, leaving me with no logic.
Around mile 5 I switched from the “10 mile” plan, to the 8 – mile one. At mile 7, it switched to “Must. Stop. Now.”
So, that was that. Seven miles done, exhausted, and sipping my half-water + half-sports drink mix for the mile walk home.
Once or twice my run-brain thought “you should just keep running, and get the 8”. Quickly, my sore-muscle-detecting brain shut that side up.
We have resting to do!
Yoga Challenge Update:
Friday, D & I headed to the lululemon store for some free Vinyasa, a la Ian. His classes are always a fun experience, it was a great way to round out the week.
Saturday only left energy for some much-needed stretching.
Sunday: pigeon (stretches), eagle & a few vinyasa flows to loosen up.
This week’s pose:
Crow (I’ve mastered this, but it’s been a long time since we had a date)":
This one is easier than it looks, but takes some arm strength and trust in your balance. Work on it by bringing one foot up at a time, and having somewhere soft to land on, if needed!