On Sundays, I usually post a weekly recap where I include information on my weekly fitness and fitness fashion. However, I’m saving fitness fashion for tomorrow, where I have dedicated an entire post to some new Sweaty Betty gear!
In Fitness, I skipped a weekly recap last week because I barely worked out. I embraced my rest and recovery after the Outer Banks Marathon. A a week of relaxing, I was ready to get back at it.
Here’s how last week turned out in fitness!
Monday: 4 mile run…single digit temps.
Tuesday: 4 mile run. A little warmer!
Thursday: 7 mile run with my friend Monica (who ran the Philadelphia marathon today just 7 weeks after running the Twin Cities Marathon- rockstar!)
Friday: 45 minute barre class at the barre and 1 hour kettle bell strength training class with Ericka at Balance Fitness. Ericka held a “Bells and Beers” class. I hadn’t taken her class since before the marathon and I could definitely tell. It was fun and so were the beers afterwards!
Saturday: 10 mile run. Longest run since the Outer Banks Marathon!
Sunday: 5 mile run, 1 hour class at [solidcore].
My oh my, I definitely LOVE this class! I dragged Dustin along with me so he could try it out. I have a feeling he will be quite sore. I know I am! My friend Kelly joined me there last Saturday and we commiserated together on how we were sore until Wednesday that week! I’m trying to figure out how I will incorporate this class into my marathon training though, as so far I have been very sore for 2-3 days afterwards. I’m not sure how I can fit it in without it hurting my training. I’m thinking I could do it on the same day (but after) a hard running workout. I need to figure that out.
Today marks the beginning of training for Tokyo.
I am excited to get back to it. I’ll be trying a new method this time around…a coach!
After two disappointing finishes at my past two marathons (here and here), I need to try something different. I’m hoping that a customized training plan from a coach is the right fit. When I first joined the Calhoun Beach Running Club, I made significant improvements in my marathon time. But since then, I have really been in a rut or even regressed a little bit. I’m going to give this coaching thing a try. If it doesn’t work, I can always end my relationship with the coach. I will keep you updated on my training with him and let you know how it goes.
That’s all from the Right Fits today. I hope you had a strong week in fitness!
If you’re a runner, do you strength train? Where/how do you fit it into your schedule? On the same day as running workouts? Please let me know!