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Monday, October 6, 2008

Recovery Week & New Goals

Two days after the marathon, hobbling and all I am already thinking about what's next!

How long do I have to recover???

I need to come up with some goals and plans for the fall season before I start training for Boston. I know that I want to do some local races in the next three months, and a couple tris. I have them down but I also want to get my body in great shape. I want to build some leaner muscle before I start training, so that I am stronger and lighter.

I am excited about getting into the gym a little more now that the race is over.

Some Goals

>I have a sculpt class I usually go to at least twice a week that I need to start committing too. It might be a little tough with my schedule, but as long as I am doing some type of weights three times a week I think I will be good.

>I am also planning on getting on my bike more. I have a sprint tri coming up in two weeks and I want to be prepared for those massive hills.

>Yoga is also on my priority list.

So with all this said, I need to start jotting down a schedule otherwise I will never stick to anything. I am helping a friend of mine who just had a baby train for a half marathon, do any of you have a plan you recommend? She use to run before she had the baby but now is wanting to get back into it. Hope you all have a fabulous MONDAY, remember its a FRESH and NEW start, make it a good one!


ncrunner12 said...

Congratulations on your Boston Qualifier, that’s great. So in all honesty, I feel like I should be asking you for advice. Sounds like you’ve got some good goals set… getting to the gym and doing some weights, biking and yoga will really help out. Just make sure you’re still out running, don’t let that slip. Again, awesome job on the BQ.

Anonymous said...

What kind of yoga are thinking of?

HangryPants said...

I have no advice but am really excited to follow your training. I do like yoga though and definitely recommend it for stretching tight quads and calves.

Meghann said...

That's so exciting that you are TRAINING for the Boston Marathon! I think of week of recovery is definitely well deserved for now.

Anonymous said...

You're doing a sprint tri in two weeks?! Holy cow! That's my next goal for next year...I need a break from training for a while! ha! For my half training I've been using Hal Higdon's novice program with a mixture of jeff galloway's run/walk segments too. It's really been great and I just did a 12 mile run over the weekend and before I started training I had never ran more than 3.5 miles! So I would definately recommend one (or both) of those training programs especially if your friend is just starting to get back into running after having a baby.