Weekly Round Up: Rest week

Weekly Round Up: Rest week

Running Happy weekly round up

 

After my longer than expected run on Sunday my legs were really feeling it on Monday. So I did a 20 minute yoga for runners session, using the Yoga Studio app. Some of the stretches were really hard but afterwards my legs, hips and everywhere felt so much better. I really recommend the app if you like to do occasional yoga sessions.

Wednesday I was co-leading the start to run group. I led the 4 minute run/1 minute walk repeats and we went on to the streets for the first time. The past two weeks have been in the park and on grass. Afterwards we talked about injury, how to prevent it and what to do if you get injured (rest, ice, compress and elevate!).

Friday was my last run before the Barns Green half marathon on Sunday and it was supposed to be an easy 20 minutes run. I ended up running quite late in the evening, after it had got dark, so I put my head torch on and did a quick circuit of the park and then stuck to my village streets. Although I was a bit tired I think this was my favourite run of the week. It felt easy, very steady and I felt that I could have carried on beyond the 20 minutes. When I got home and looked at my kilometer splits I realised I had run a progression run by accident! I’m now wondering if this is a good time to do some target 5k races and try and get my time to under 26 minutes. So I’m now looking for some over the winter that I can train for!

Sunday was my half marathon and I will be writing a proper report on that later this week.

How was your week running? Any surprising results from your runs? Any plans for target races over the winter?

This weekly round up is part of the link up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.

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  • Lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    That yoga sounds like it would be great after a long run. I should have done that after my 20 miles the other day.

    • Definitely try it, I find it really helps.

  • I love doing yoga as recovery from running, but it’s always the first to go when training ramps up and I’m short on time. I wish I had more time for it!

    • The good thing about the app is that it has a 5 minute yoga for runners session when you are short of time.

      Even so, I don’t always do it! But when I do it really helps.

  • Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin

    Don’t you just love it when runs like your Friday night one turn out that way! Great job on that!
    Holly is working with me on my plan for fall racing. I too am doing well sometimes I have surprised my self with paces too!

  • I love a progression run. It allows you to start easy as you warm up to a faster pace and then crush it toward the end. It’s a definite confidence builder. Good luck with your half marathon tomorrw! I hope you have perfect weather and enjoy a wonderful experience. Thanks for linking, Nicola!

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