Hope your week is going well.
Mine has been crazy busy! I work full time (40ish hours a week) and between work, marathon training, reality television, eating entire pints of Ben and Jerrys, and life in general… I haven’t had a second to sit down and relax in the past couple of days!
Week 2 of Marathon Training is officially underway!
Yesterday’s workout was a nice little break after 2 straight days of running 8 and 5 miles.
By taking a cross-training-based approach to training, you can run a lifetime-best marathon on just three or four runs a week. Incorporating non-impact cardio workouts and functional strength workouts into your program will reduce your chances of getting injured not only by limiting your running mileage, but also by increasing the stability of your joints (as joint instability is the primary cause of most running injuries).
I’ve made it a point to include both cross-training and pilates in my marathon training plan because I don’t want to lose any strength, or succumb to injuries along the way. (And because in Pilates you spend 60 minutes either lying down or sitting… which in my opinion is an excellent way to take an exercise class!)
Aside from the fact that cross-training is seriously important for building up non-running muscles, it helps me to avoid burnout from running so darn much lately.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to run… but I’m no Kara Goucher.
I ended up doing 30 minutes on the bike (Hill Program, Level 10) and then 25 minutes on the Elliptical (Incline 20, Resistance 9) before doing 3 sets of TRX planks… and then calling it a day.
I had a baseball game to get to!
My dad gave boyfriend and I his tickets to last night’s game and the seats did not disappoint!
Sadly the Giants couldn’t pull it together and ended up losing big time (I’ve since erased that game from memory) but it was a great time in great seats nonetheless!
Off to get some work done… hope you’re having a great week!
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What are you most looking forward to this week?