Thursday, March 14, 2013
It's been less than 2 weeks since my last race, and the first time in quite a while since I haven't been in training for an upcoming event.
While I do enjoy the official pre-race training, this is good too. I am officially in 'recovery' mode right now, so I am expected to take it easy. I'm not sure if I am doing too much running right now, but my body says I am doing fine. I take it slow, and am walking and running to ensure the knees and ankles stay injury free. But, I am putting in the miles as well. I like it. I'm burning calories and eating less, too.
I am also doing more ST lately. I'm doing lots of core work now in addition to upper body training. Less intensity and focus on race preparation gives me more energy to strength train so that's good. I'm able to do both ST and running with equal intensity. I like that. Now I don't feel like I'm putting the weight training on the back burner because I will need that energy for race day.
So, I was just thinking about how differently I approach my running during different times, and thought I'd put it to words.
My next marathon will be in November, so I do have that one run to train for, but it's quite a way off. For now, I will just enjoy my running while building up my endurance until official training starts.
I am feeling great, slimming down a bit and life is good!
Thanks for reading and have a great day.