I will be posting on Monday a full race recap but here is how this final week of marathon training has been...
Monday: Taught my usual spin class but in stead of weights this day, I decided to do some laps in the pool. I accidentally left my watch at home so I had to count my own laps, gasp! It wasn't bad at all, it was kind of nice not fumbling with a watch. Swimming went really well except my shoulders where on fire the next day! Once the marathon is over, I will be spending more and more in time in the pool in preperation for my triathlon in May. (I'm looking forward to writing about that experience.)
Tuesday: Last week, I mentioned joining Planet Fitness because it's super close to my work and I needed a place to use a treadmill. I headed over there on my lunch break and knocked out 5 super easy miles on the dreadmill. The weather was so gorgeous and since I'm still doing the Isntagram yoga challenge, I decided to take it outside for some sprints and my yoga flow.
Wednesday: Wanting and needing to go lighter on the weights so that I won't be too sore leading up to the weights, I headed back to Planet Fitness and knocked out a quick upper body circuit. PF was pretty dead that time of day so I was able to get in and out rather quickly. I did, however, go a little hard than I probably should have because my poor arms are still so sore. I LOVE lifting, almost as much as running...almost. In fact, if I had to chose between the two (for whatever reason), it sure would be a hard decision because they are both so equally important in my life. Nothing beats that runners high but it sure feels pretty freaking amazing to go hard in that weight room. I guess I'm lucky to get to experience the best of both worlds and the two go hand in hand. This Spring and Summer, though, when I'm not doing distances longer than half's and 10k's, I am really looking forward to spending more time getting stronger and leaner (stay tuned for my next fitness endeavor)
Thursday: Last run before the big race (unless I can squeeze a 1-2 mile shake out run Saturday, not likely though). Did a super easy 5k including some walking just to be conservative. Then I hit the pool for a 1200m swim. Also sent a little time foam rolling, I will certainly be doing that today and Saturday as well.
|Jumping for joy, training is DONE!|
|Yoga Challenge move from Thursday, I will be doing more of these movements along with foam rolling today.|
|Getting sweet kisses from my boys Wednesday night, I cannot wait for them to hug and kiss me after I cross the finish line!|