Sunday, March 23, 2014

Nike Women's DC Training: 5 weeks to go!


Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 3.5M- 2 lower loops of Central Park

Wednesday: Yoga

Thursday3.5M- 2 lower loops of Central Park

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Rest

Normally, the week after a half marathon, I like to make it a rest week. When Pam texted to ask if we were still running on Tuesday, I somehow forgot this and agreed. We ended up walking the 2 loops (I was still really soreand it turned out to be the best idea ever! Who knew active recovery works better than complete rest? I even did some yoga and went to the park again on Thursday as well. I should probably remember this for next time. Not all race weekends have giant theme parks to walk around for active recovery :) 

We've also decided we are going to train to get faster- for real this time. I've also decided I'm going to race one of the 10ks in June. There are a couple of half marathons (Nike Women's DC and The Brooklyn Half) on the schedule before that, but let's be honest, racing a 10k sounds a lot easier than double the distance. Baby steps. I'm glad I have someone to do this with and hope we will be able to motivate each other. Next week, we're going to start hills! 

I was contemplating a 6 mile long run this weekend to round out the productive week, but I'm just not feeling it. Who knows? I might decide to go for a walk later. Right now, I have a ginormous headache and I'm not sure if it's the wine from last night or other things . . but either way, the couch is calling my name and I'm not fighting it.

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  1. I didn't realize you were doing the NWM DC - I am too! I'm using it as a training run for Brooklyn, not racing it, especially since I want to take in the sights along the course and not be worrying about my pace.
    Good thinking on the active recovery, I didn't do quite enough of that this time around!

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    1. YaY! Hopefully we can meet up. I'm doing BK as well, so I agree about not racing DC.

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  2. Doesn't a 10K sound so much better? I ended up doing one this morning and sort of raced it...but I like the idea of training to get faster for real this time! :) You are going to motivate me!

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    1. Right?! Baby steps. If the 10k goes well, then we'll move up to the longer distances. Let's motivate each other!

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  3. There are times when your body really does need a full rest but active recovery is always my favorite because I feel like I've accomplished something and I feel better about myself after it's done.

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  4. Walking is awesome because it gets things moving without all the added stress on your body. I do understand succumbing to the call of the couch, though. LOL

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    1. I'm a total fan of walking for recovery now!

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  5. Yes, racing 6.2 does sound a lot better than racing 13.1! Are you using a specific plan for speed work? I just found one that I'm going to start this week, we'll see how it goes!

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    1. Pam is going to put one together. Which one are you using?

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  6. Another race that looks awesome. Sometimes I wish I lived on the east coast (although not this year considering the ice age you're experiencing. No thanks!). I love DC. I absolutely need to run a race there. (If I remember correctly- it's not your favorite city..? I don't even know why I might remember that...) Regardless, I hope you have an awesome time, of course!

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    1. I love that you remember that! haha! No, I'm not DC's biggest fan but I'm giving it another chance ;)

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  7. I'm jealous that you're doing NW. I hope to do one of them one of these years.
    I like to take a rest week after a half too. Although lately it's been more like a rest month. :/

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