Marathon Training Week 2 (last week)
So, last week’s workouts did not go as planned. Instead of running 27 miles over 5 days, I managed only 8 miles over Monday and Tuesday, and when I went outside to go running Wednesday morning, I realized that I couldn’t walk without limping! My knee injury from last Saturday’s fall is more serious than I thought :( I spent a lot of time on the spin bike and just resting instead.
This Week’s Plan
My knee is unfortunately not any better (managed a very slow 3 miles on Monday, but I think I shouldn’t run AT ALL the rest of this week to allow the injury to heal). So…
I could mope around, wishing every day that I could go running.
I could be grateful that I have a healthy body.
That God has given me a love for exercise.
That my digestive problems are gone and I feel better than ever on the Whole30.
That this injury and running hiatus are only temporary.
That my gym (within walking distance) has a TON of fun fitness classes and lots of great equipment!
Yea, option 2 seems better to me too :) It’s all about the attitude. So this is the plan for this week:
Mon – Ran 3 miles
Tue – Interval training on the spin bike (3o min) subbing for 3 mile run
Wed – Spin class at gym (1 hr) subbing for 6 mile run
Thr – Aqua Zumba! I’ve never done this before, but it sounds like fun.
Fri – Stairmaster (1 hr) subbing for 6 mile run
Sat – Mix of stationery bike + erg (1.5 hr) subbing for 8 mile run
None of these workouts are really able to replace the run I was supposed to do, but they do enable me to to at least maintain my fitness base (if not running base) by keeping my legs in good shape for when I get back to running, and cross training other muscles to challenge my body. As great as biking is as a cross training activity and occasional substitute for running, I didn’t want to bike all the time either – I know I’d get bored. Hence Aqua Zumba and the Stairmaster, which I find insanely hard for some reason.
And on a happy note, this arrived in the mail yesterday.
I’ve been using the mandolin to make zucchini noodles, but it’s a pain to clean up and I keep slicing my fingers on all the sharp parts, lol. This gadget will make my veggie noodle experiments a cinch :)
Have you used a julienne peeler before? Any ideas on what to make besides zucchini noodles?