Sunday, December 21, 2014

Race Training: weekend run & more...

Here goes weekly recap

Made it to the gym 2 days this week and my morning routine has been successful. Get in about 730 - check email, walk around (be seen lol) than sneak off to gym 8-9am.

This week I plan to try my gym Yoga class Monday 12-130..I had been going to District Yoga Strength and Strech class. Let me tell you my past history with Yoga - ITS HARD AS CRAP lol. Seriously I've sat in a few beginning Yoga courses and I feel overwhelmed. So I was rappin to some folks at Balance Gym they like please try one of our beginning courses which will help me not have to walk the mile aftework to Yoga class. Given I have such horrid back/posture/neck issues I found the yoga from District Yoga to be extremely effective at given my glutes, hamstrings, back a great stretch. So hopefully Mondays class will be OK and hopefully it won't be took packed since its in the middle of the day.

The rest of the week its supposed to rain Mon through X-Mas eve- boooo well means I will have to throw on my rainboots and still get it in. Tuesday plan to do same thing morning gym routine, wed as well because I will take off day Christmas (CAPLADY BIRTHDAY!!!!) and day after. Sat it may be hard to get workout in will be driving back to DC Area but I'm reserving Sunday for a nice run.

Which segways me into this weekend. I wanted to get out and run both days but it was COLD saturday like temps barely got above freezing. Not making an excuse well yes the cold is an excuse but I got sick a few years ago training for Nike messing with cold weather running so I have a rule it has to be at least 35/40 degrees for me to go out. I have to invest in some official compression tights that can keep me warm bc I think lack of quality cold running gear is an issue for me. I plan to visit the Under Armor outlet when I visit back home. Today was a lil bit warmer so I got out and did 2miles in about 40 miles. Now where I live in DC is pretty dang hilly so it was a struggle. I would say my walk/run ratio is 40%/60%. Some of I think is mental I have to say "girl just keep running" but my legs say "girl we can't". Personally I think that I need to work on leg strengthening exercises because I struggle with hills walk/running and even on my bike.  The Rock n Roll half goes across the city so being able to master hills is a must for training. I'm still using DEC to warm back up but Jan I will incorporate strength training into my routine and see how my body responds. Additionally I will start making my gym runs on the treadmill on the incline as that should help.

Well I'm signing off I'll report back in a few days

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