Sunday, May 4, 2014

BK Half Training- 2 weeks to go!

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: NTC- Sweat + Shape

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Rest

I brought my gym clothes to work all week with every intention of going to the gym, but I could not make myself. Even getting excited about wearing my new Nike gear didn't even motivate me to go. Sometimes you just need a break and this week definitely was needed.

Remember, when I was super excited about the NTC app? My initial reaction was: interval training? AWESOME! I can do anything for a minute. 

No. No, I cannot do anything for a minute. 
That app is no joke, people. 

Talk about a serious case of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, for those not in the know). Let me just tell you, that's an understatement. I did the 30 minute workout on Thursday. I felt fine Friday, almost like I didn't even work out at all. Then Friday night hit. I was so sore, turning over in bed was painful. 

Moral of the story: Do not underestimate the Nike Training App.

I really wanted to do a short long run, so I could recover faster, but that wasn't in the cards for me this weekend. I had a lot of errands since I was out of town last weekend- so my "recovery" was a day of shopping throughout the city. If you've ever spent a day shopping around the city, you know that's no joke either. I'm pretty sure I did a 5k walking through Bloomingdales. It's no Macy's in Herald Square (which I avoid like the plague) but it was definitely an obstacle course for sure. 

I'm also scheduled for a massage today, which is very much needed. I'm hoping to flush out all the GSC/ NYC Half/ Nike Women's races so my muscles can start fresh for the Brooklyn Half in a couple of weeks. 


  1. Just because I'm curious- do you get deep tissue massages and how often? I'm having a lot of tightness in my legs and I'm thinking a massage might help. I've only had a couple of those and it was HORRID. I could not believe how much it hurt! Lol

    1. I do! I started getting deep tissue during marathon training when things started hurting more than normal and it worked! Now, I usually only do it if it's been awhile, 10 days before my next race.

  2. I'm jealous of the massage. I love the idea of one, but I'm weird about people touching me since I'm hella ticklish, so I've never tried one.

  3. Oooh, a massage! Oh, wait, I have one this week too. Hopefully yours was good. Yeah, some weeks you just need a break. But errand running can definitely be an obstacle course.

  4. Oh, I really want to get a massage. I need one bad. How did yours go?