So this morning I am trying to figure out what running 4 days per week is like. My marathon training schedule has me doing short(er) runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with long runs on Saturdays. This week, I am going to try running on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday too. I did my long run on Sunday, so a little different, but hey, it works. This morning I just hit the treadmill for 3.5 miles in 35 minutes. I might be adjusting to this 10 min/mile thing... Hopefully it is something that I can keep up once I get into the 10+ mile runs. :) I am certainly going to be trying!
After I got home I spent a little quality time with my foam roller. I am really trying to be consistent with that throughout this training, especially on my IT bands and hamstrings. I think that will be best for me in order to help prevent an injury during all of this heavy training time. I do love my foam roller though! Shout out to my hubby for buying it for me when we were out shopping one time and he noticed me admiring it!
I went back to the gym at lunchtime. I am really trying to figure out how my planned workouts are going to go while marathon training, so I am kind of trying to test different things right now to see how things feel and what works best for me. I was planning a leg workout for lunchtime, so that was post-run and I WILL be running tomorrow.
Yesterday I threw together a lower body workout for a girlfriend when she was struggling with what to do at the gym. I know that I always feel better and accomplish more when I have a plan of attack when I get there (and one that is more detailed than "leg workout") so I was glad to help out. Today I modified the workout that I sent her and came up with this little doozy all my own for today.
It went well, but it was tough, just like I had planned. I do not often experience DOMS (I consider myself to be exceptionally lucky in this respect) but I do get the crazy burn while working a given muscle group! Today it was quads during my leg extensions. Holy moly. I barely finished my third set. I have lots of work to do to meet some of my lifting goals, but I am still really pleased with everything I am getting done!
After lifting, it was lunch time, and today I was feeling a little... thirsty for lunch. So I had a smoothie. They added a couple scoops of whey for me, like I asked, so it was delicious and filling!
Tonight J and I have plans with some friends. We're going out for Mexican, so I have fajitas planned. I gotta stick to the plan!