This week was 42 miles of “real running” and 8500 yards of swimming (and a lotta stepmilling) -- training log is here.
ramping back up. I carefully tested my foot on a track workout this
week - doing 4x1200, but keeping the pace very controlled. Speed was
OK, but the repeated turning wasn't - so I'm continuing to do faster
running, but keeping it to the trails. Which is sad - I miss my
teammates. But heck, solo workouts on the trails are better than solo
workouts on the stepmill or in the pool.
Of course, with the government shutdown hitting DC pretty hard, I'm arguably breaking the law by running on the trails....oh well.
This was also my first week of trying to do yoga as much as reasonably feasible, to keep my chassis strong, so to speak. I'm alternating between two studios - the first, Down Dog, offers what is essentially a boot camp/yoga hybrid. It's about 60-90 minutes of a fast paced series of yoga poses. It's great for me, in that the sequence (which really doesn't vary much between classes) covers everything I need to hit - bridges, lunges, side planks, one legged balance poses.
However, the Down Dog classes are also a bit intense, and don't really work as a recovery workout. So I'm balancing them out with more traditional yoga classes at Tranquil Space. Tranquil Space offers a wide variety of classes - if I stick with the level 1 classes and the open flow, I get a good stretch and strengthening session without being exhausted afterwards (the Tranquil Space level 2 classes are a different story...)