Happy Sunday! How is your weekend going? Mine’s been a little soggy thus far:
Getting right into the detail – for the week of May 10th to 16th, my training looked like this:
- Sunday: easy 6k
- Monday: strength with weights and suspension yoga
- Tuesday: 10k with 6 x 1 minute fartleks at a 5:00-ish pace
- Wednesday: body-weight strength and hot yin yoga
- Thursday: 6k followed by 6 strides
- Friday: yang/yin yoga
- Saturday: 17k run in Canmore
Total distance: 39 kms (24.2 miles)
Total yoga: three classes
Total strength: two workouts
As my two-week unlimited yoga pass expires today, I’ve really been trying to get in as many different classes as possible. Going forward, the studio has a 6 month unlimited pass for $399, which will take me right through the NYC marathon. I’m lucky that my work offers a fitness allowance (they will match 80%, up to $500, of the cost of any registered fitness activity), which just sweetens the deal.
We’re up in Canmore for the long weekend, and it was nice to have a chance to do my long run on the trails around town. I always find that having a different route makes a huge difference in how long the run feels. I ran into some friends when I had about 3km left, and was surprised how quickly the distance had passed.
The weather was looking a little iffy when I set out, and the forecast was for 10 to 15mm of rain. Luckily, the rain held out for the first half of my run and was just a nice sprinkle for the second half. It was starting to feel a little cold toward the end as my shirt was getting damp, but overall I felt great the whole time.
After my run we all headed out for lunch and then over to Rave Coffee where I enjoyed a delicious macchiato. We then wandered over to a craft sale at Elevation Place where I bought some cute bracelets.
Tomorrow be on the look-out for the second part of my two-part post on the low carb, high fat (lchf) eating approach, nutritional ketosis, and becoming fat adapted. Part one was 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.