Happy Sunday! With the big race over, it was time for me to embrace recovery. I’m actually surprised at how good my body felt toward the end of the week. I originally had planned on taking the whole week off from running, but my legs felt really good! I was able to get in a few miles and some strength training, so overall, it was a good week!
Here’s how my workouts went this week as I recover from the marathon.
Monday, October 14
Rest Day/Travel Back to CT.
I got home on Monday afternoon. Once I unpacked and showered, I didn’t do much of anything. My legs were trashed and stairs were my enemy. However, I did enjoy #MedalMonday and added two new medals to my medal holder!
Tuesday, October 15
OrangeTheory Fitness – Strength (60 minutes).
Yes, a little crazy to do an OTF class 48 hours a marathon, but I had classes to use up before the next billing cycle. I didn’t use the treadmill during class – instead I opted to use the bike since my legs still didn’t feel 100%. It was a fine substitute as I still got a super sweaty workout! The floor block of class was fine since my upper body felt fine.
Wednesday, October 16
I ran a few errands and posted my Chicago Marathon Race Recap.
Thursday, October 17
I had planned on trying to get in a short run but honestly I just got lazy.
Friday, October 18
OrangeTheory Fitness – Endurance (60 minutes).
My first official day back to running, and it felt good! The treadmill block for class was pretty rough but I was able to handle it well and I got a new “all out” PR as well. During the “all out” sections, you run as fast as you can for either 30 or 60 seconds. I was happy to see a speed that I’ve never seen before in my life!
Later on that night, I met up with the women in my BGR run group at Pieology for dinner. We like to meet up ever now and then to enjoy laughs and good conversation.
Saturday, October 19
3.1 miles + OrangeTheory Breast Cancer Awareness Class (60 minutes).
Started off the morning with a 3.1 mile outdoors run. It was a little cold at the start of my run but I warmed up within the first mile.
Then I completed an OTF class in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. The class was donation only and the studio raised $800 for Stamford Hospital! It was a great power/strength class with tons of inclines on the treadmill. Always fun to workout for a cause!
Sunday, October 20
I planned on doing a spinning class but by the time I got down running errands and meal prepping, I was beat. I did get in a 5 min core class on the Peloton app. Oh well, I’m still technically in recovery, right?
Total Weekly Mileage: 7.1 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 3 strength training workouts
Grade This Week – A
Well, not much to report this week (as expected), but I still wanted to provide a breakdown on what I’ve been up to since Chicago. I enjoyed having this week off from work. It was a great time to not only recover from the race but also get a recharge from work before we hot our super busy season.
I have the Charlotte Half Marathon in a month so I will start adding in some longer runs to my schedule next week. That race is strictly for fun as I know the course is pretty hilly and you all know how I feel about running hills. It will be a nice “sexy pace” run. I’m also hoping I can see my aunt and cousins since they don’t live too far away from Charlotte.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂