Lower Body = blasted!

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!

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