75 min yoga
3 miles easy
Yikes, my legs are tight! Poses that I did with ease on Friday seemed impossible in class today. Guess that’s what you get for running 20 miles. After yoga I came home with the intention of running 5 easy miles (adhering to my 5 mile training rule) and I couldn’t. My legs weren’t feeling it. I managed 3 miles at 10:00 pace and called it a day. Gotta love adaptive training 🙂
Week 4 Recap
TUE: 5 miles speed
WED: 7 miles tempo
FRI: 60 min yoga
SAT: 20 miles long
SUN: 75 min yoga + 3 miles easy
A total of 35 miles for the week. A little less than I’d like but I was happy with my runs overall this week….and that’s what counts!
Tomorrow is a rest day since I have a CPR re-certification class at night. I have to keep my CPR certification current for my RRCA coaching license.
Good night…I’m exhausted and in a sugar coma thanks to a 1st birthday party today (Happy Birthday Joseph)!
Wow, I didn’t realize you did your tempo run the day after speed work. That is challenging! And to add a decent paced 20 miler in makes it a great week of training! Lots of quality work.
Why does that happen? I have the same problem. I am SO stiff after a long run, it takes me days to get back to where I was with some of my stretches. I just don’t understand the physiology behind the run making us feel so tight.
I really think it has to do with the repetitive motion of running all those miles. And stiffness is also a symptom of DOMS, which is very normal post-long run.