Wishing a happy mother’s day to all the moms out there!
Especially mine. Happy mother’s day, mom 🙂
For the week of May 3rd to 9th, my training looked like this:
- Sunday: easy 6k and suspension yoga
- Monday: strength with weights
- Tuesday: 10k followed by 6 strides
- Wednesday: body-weight strength and hot yin yoga
- Thursday: 6k trail run with 5 x 1 minute fartleks at a 5:00-ish pace
- Friday: warm gentle hatha yoga
- Saturday: 15k trail run
Total distance: 37 kms (23 miles)
Total yoga: three classes
Total strength: two workouts
Once again, my IT band rehab was sorely neglected, but I don’t feel so bad because of all the yoga, especially the hot yin yoga that really focused on IT band release postures.
Easy (read: slow) 15k yesterday. I was under-hydrated to start and was feeling a little sluggish, but things picked up after 5 km or so. I stopped to take quite a few pictures and fix my hair after my bun decided to completely fall out, which contributed to the overall slow pace, but mostly I was just dragging my feet.
At one point my literal dragging of feet caused me to trip over an exposed root in the path. I managed a clumsy save so I didn’t go down, but it didn’t go unnoticed by a fellow trail user. Embarrassing, though I’ll take a clumsy stumble over a messy fall any day!
The weather is looking up and *most* of the snow has melted. There are always a few spots in the river valley trails where snow seems to linger long after the rest of the City has moved on, but overall things are starting to look like spring! It was also significantly less windy today than it has been, so hopefully that trend is ending.
More running and yoga on the docket for next week. My two week unlimited yoga pass ends next weekend so I’m hoping to hit up a class every day up until Thursday as the husband and I headed out to Canmore for the long weekend. Looking forward to visiting friends I haven’t seen in way too long and enjoying some beautiful mountain scenery during my runs.
Tomorrow I’ll post part one of my two-part post on the low carb, high fat (lchf) eating approach, nutritional ketosis, and becoming fat adapted. Part one is an overview with lots of fun, sciency links for those looking for more info. Part two covers the use of this eating approach for athletes of various types, with a focus, of course, on endurance runners.