I took the full week off workouts post ultra, I wasn’t really feeling sore, more like unbelievably tired. I’ve felt so shattered and I have to remind myself that the ultra was only 2 weeks ago and I ran 2 marathons in the previous 6 weeks before that. I probably should stop wondering why I’m feeling so exhausted!
Mon: 45 min Spin + 6 mile Walk
Weds: 45 min Spin + 4.5 mile run to/from Spin
Thurs: Upper Body Weights + 3.6 mile Walk
Fri: Total Body Blast Circuit + 5 mile Walk
Sat: 5 mile run (inc parkrun)
Sun: 45 min Spin + 4.5 mile run to/from Spin
I had a gentle 3 mile run last Sunday to get back into things and then got fully back into the swing of things this week, though it’s not been all smooth sailing. The tiredness has really been affecting me, as well as inner knee pain on the left knee which I keep getting the morning after a run.
In a bid to mix things up while I ease back into running I started my 30 day voucher for Cyclebeat which I bought a while back on living social. I haven’t been spinning since I pretty much blamed it for my injury problem earlier in the year. Thankfully it hasn’t flared up this week at all, so I’m pretty sure it was just the class with upper body weights at Boom cycle that triggered it.
I’ve been spinning 3 times this week. Once I went with my brother and we were near the back of the class and couldn’t hear a bloody thing the instructor was saying, the other classes have been much better though. I have pushed myself harder with each one, and I’m really enjoying them.
I’ve also started up weights again after my week off pre/post ultra, I’ve gone back to phase one of the Fat Burn Revolution just to build my strength back up for a few weeks.
I’ve run three times this week to ease myself back in, I did 4.5 miles total running to and from spin twice this week, which made for a pretty killer workout! I also went to parkrun with my brother on Saturday to have a little blast. My legs didn’t really feel that good, and the humidity made it quite a tough effort. I finished in 27.04 which wasn’t awful for the Highbury course. Hopefully going to get a few more parkruns in over the next few months to work on some speed.
Tomorrow is the start of my Berlin marathon training, I’m not following an official plan, in fact I haven’t even drawn anything up, and don’t really feel like doing so. Coming off 6 months of following a training plan, I just want to wing it for a bit and run by how I’m feeling. I’m just going to go week by week right now and see how I feel.