3/8 Sunday: off (Happy 5th Birthday, David!)
3/9 Monday: 5.2 miles track (4 mi + strides)
3/10 Tuesday: Evening Spin at the YMCA
3/11 Wednesday: 6 miles outside (slow/fast negative splits)
3/12 Thursday: off
3/13 Friday: 5 miles outside
3/14 Saturday: 8 miles outside
As you know, my family was out of town most of this week, so it was nice to get to run in Wisconsin over the weekend! This week required less milage for my marathon training plan. At this point in training, I have built up more miles over the week than I am used to and now the long runs on Saturdays start totalling 14, 15, and 16 miles. The Friday runs will also get longer. So, this week the training plan “rested” me by cutting my long run on Saturday to 8 miles.
I tried my first spin class this week. I chose a 45 minute class because I knew I had to run 6 miles on Wednesday and I didn’t want to completely wreck myself. It was a little intimidating to try something new. Especially, when I hopped on the bike and didn’t know how to change the resistance. In this class, the instructor worked between a 5-8, mostly. Think of 10 as being the hardest to peddle – then move the resistance down a couple cranks to bring you to an 8.
I am sure I wasn’t working myself as hard as I should of been, as I said, I didn’t wait to ruin my legs on my first class with a run on deck! I enjoyed the class overall and it’s nice to introduce a new element to cross training. The instructor worked sprints and hills to music, which made it fun as well as painful. Yoga has been awesome in so many ways but I just craved a calorie burn this week!
However, I really had heavy legs the next morning on my 6 mile run. The first few miles was a real push to feel even close to warmed up. By the time I felt myself loosening up, I was at mile 5 of 6, so I ran that mile pretty hard before my closing slow 6th mile. I’d like to continue to do spin but I need to find an appropriate place to fit it in to work with marathon training and not against it.
Also, my butt hurt for 2 whole days. Every time I hopped into the car on our 4 hour drive to Wisconsin, I’d forget about my sore seat and squeal in pain! My husband thought I was a total loser! It was worth it, though.
Did you take any adventures this week or try something new? Will my butt stop hurting if I make taking a spin class a regular thing?