Having run the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon last Saturday, this past week was focused mainly on recovery and letting my body relax. However, with the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run coming up in two weeks, I didn’t want to go a full week without running. I did two shorter runs this past week, and plan to keep it easy on the running front between now and my next race. The next two weeks will be focused on conditioning, and not on increasing my speed or distance abilities.
The highlight of this past week was the absolutely gorgeous weather that we had on Friday and Saturday. It was so nice on Saturday (sunny and a high of nearly 70 degrees), that it would have been a crime to not get outside on the trail for awhile. Preston and I even got Riley outside on the trail with us for the first time since last fall. With Preston and I having run a race last weekend and Riley not having run with us for awhile, we took it easy on the trail, taking frequent walk and water breaks.
Mon 3/17 – Rest day
Tues 3/18 – 15 minutes of yoga
Wed 3/19 – 20 minutes on the elliptical, 1.48 mile powerwalk on the treadmill, abs
Thurs 3/20 – 2.00 mile treadmill run, 0.29 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs
Fri 3/21 – Rest day
Sat 3/22 – 3.30 mile run on the W&OD Trail, 0.81 mile cool down walk
Sun – 3/23 – 30 minutes of yoga
Total Weekly Mileage – 8.59 miles
QOTD: How many days do you take off from running after you run a race?