This week I re-introduced running into my schedule after a full 7 days off post-marathon. The volume is still quite low, but I am definitely happy to be back on the road. I have also re-introduced core work and some strength training, time to get back on track with those and make them a regular part of my week again. I am using this training break as an opportunity to use my bike more, since it is nice outside and I enjoy how fast I can get around on a bike!
Monday: First run back, 30 mins easy, I felt great, so fresh and fast for a first post-marathon run (5:00/km pace to my surprise). I finished off the day with the NTC core strength workout.
Tuesday: That fresh feeling didn’t last long and my 20 minutes easy was much slower than the previous days’ run. I also biked to and from work ’cause the sun was shinning. I did the NTC core strength workout too.
Wednesday: Our first group-run back, we ran 30 minutes easy on a hilly trail surrounding Cedar Hill Golf Course. It wasn’t easy, but it was nice to see everyone! I biked to and from this run which served as a good warm-up/cool-down.
Thursday: OFF. I did the NTC Abs and Arms workout and the Core Crunch 2.0 workout.
Saturday: Our first group-workout back, we went back to Cedar Hill Golf Course and did our regular 20 minute warm-up followed by some hilly repeats in the trails, it was hard and I felt like a slug, but that is okay, it shouldn’t last long, we capped it off with a 10 minute cool-down. I biked to and from this workout too, biking is fun! I also did the NTC core strength workout.
Sunday: I had 40 minutes easy with the last 3 minutes at 5:00/km. The majority of the run was about 5:45/km, so I was interested to see how those final 3 minutes would be, and since I wanted to make sure I hit the 5:00/km (as though I was doing a super serious workout) I ended up actually doing a 4:32/km pace, and it felt quite hard. Next time, I’ll stick to the pace 🙂 I also did the NTC Ab Burner 2.0 workout.
Total Weekly Mileage: 31.1km
In other news, I registered for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon which is on Sunday October 22md, so now it’s official, I will be marathon training again soon! I had pretty much decided I was going to do this during the taper before Eugene. Last week they released the medals and the image is of the Leuty Lifeguard stand, which is a symbol of The Beach, the Toronto neighborhood I grew up in. I knew this was the next marathon for me and registered right away.