**First of all, I forgot to congratulate my sister Cresta on the blog on her finish at the Milwaukee marathon last week, and today, my sister Erin at the Chicago marathon! Way to go sisters!
With the recent focus on posting about Berlin, I realized that a whole week has past since I returned, and I haven’t filled you in on any news post-marathon #15!
Fitness: I took a week off from running (basically the week we were in Germany) and eased back into it with some easy 4-6 milers each day, mostly with Matilda and definitely with no Garmin. I have also been going to yoga every other day or so at Corepower Yoga, which feels great. (I seriously need to keep up with yoga more during marathon training!)
I did a post last year about how much time to take off from running post marathon. One of the 25 Golden Rules of Running that I shared the other day from Runner’s World was also about this topic, recommending that for every mile you raced, you should take a rest or at least an easy day. I’m not taking off from running for a whole month, but I definitely plan to take 26 easy days! I don’t plan on incorporating any speed work until that time has passed, to ensure I’m ready to delve into training again afterwards. (see below for what’s next on the racing calendar!)
However, I am adding more distance. Yesterday, Matilda and I bumped it up a bit and joined up with three friends for a nine mile run. Nine miles is definitely a longer run for Matilda, but she didn’t seem to have a problem keeping up, and I felt pretty good too. It was a nice brisk fall morning, and the leaves seemed to have turned overnight. I love fall in Minnesota!
|My name is Matilda, for those of you new to the blog!|
After the run, shower, and lunch, I met up with some other friends to go for a walk around Lake Harriet. I kept my Garmin on, and ended up with another 4.5 miles of walking!
|not my picture, but you get the idea!|