I am taking a lead from this chica’s post and getting dirty with Fitness Friday.
I am 12 days out from a very hot marathon and almost two weeks away from the next mountain bike race. I took a week, almost completely off, except for walking 2-3 miles a day. I had not taken off a week from working out in over a year. Since my foot surgery a year ago February, actually. It was due time. Also, I was visiting family and felt good to get up and enjoy a cup of coffee or have dinner out with everyone rather than having to go out for a run.
On to this week. It was back in the saddle. I decided to start Jamie Eason’s LiveFit and work in some much needed strength training. I was also hoping to do a backwards taper of sorts and work myself back up to peak endurance level.
My verdict on Eason’s LiveFit: Meh.
The workouts did not take me more than half and hour an for weight lifting, I found myself barely sore. I wish they pushed me a bit more. I’m not even sure if I am going to do today’s workout of shoulder and abs. The abs portion only has 2 moves? Really?
I went for a 4 mile run instead this morning. It was…meh. (Do you see a theme here?)
I looked at the following week and it is the same workout as this week.
One work: boring.
But, I decided with a mountain bike race almost two weeks away and me leaving for a week of work in between, it is literally time to get back into the saddle. We are thinking about hitting up the mountains near us this weekend for some camping, biking, and hiking. I think that the dogs need it just as much as we do. I need the excuse to pedal more, pedal harder, and get bad self dirty.
What exciting fitness plans do you have on tap this weekend? Or other plans in general?
Any other fitness programs out there that bored you? Zumba
Any tips for marathon recovery and getting back in the saddle of training for the next race? What races have you done almost back to back? Sometimes I wish that I had a coach to get me through these mucky times of training. I become so wishy washy and indecisive with what I should be doing.