We’ve all heard the saying less is more. I never applied this school of thought to my training until recently. I used to be a firm believer in “no rest for the weary.” After having the twins I changed, my body changed and my approach to training changed. I’ve started to listen to my body more. Maybe becoming a mother has brought out my nurturing side. In the past after a race, I would balk at the thought of taking it easy the following week. Now I do my best to incorporate an active recovery week (or more depending on the distance of the race) by reducing the mileage and making each workout count!
This is how it went:
Monday – 3.5 mile stroller run at 9:00/pace.
Tuesday – 3 miles with 10x 30 second hill repeats
Wednesday – Nite Moves 5k. Lots of stroller runners out. First female stroller runner and the only one pushing a double BOB! Pace = 8:47
Thursday – Cross-training 750 meter swim in the pool. Felt A-ma-zing!
Friday – Easy 4 mile stroller run. This one was hard for some reason.
Saturday – REST DAY! We took the boys on a day trip to visit friends in Los Angeles and splashed around in their new pool. Such a blast!
Sunday – 5.1 mile long run at 9:05 pace. I was planning on a 6.5 mile run, but had to cut it short when I felt pain in my ankle.
Total mileage: 18.7
Focus for the upcoming week: Slowly building the mileage and adding in some strength training.