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August 10, 2009

Weekly Recap: August 3-9 2009

Filed under: Weekly Recap — Tags: — marathonmaiden @ 13:40

Mileage: 50.1 miles

Time: 7 hours 22 mins

Strength Training: 2 full body days

Core: 5x

XT: 1x (biking alongside my sister who was running)

So I’m thinking this was not a cutback week.  I suppose that a ~20% reduction from the previous week is acceptable, I guess it was 2 weeks ago. Regardless, however, there were a lot of hard miles both this week and last. Cutting wayyyy back was my original intention but some drama came up and running was my sanity.  I can tell my body is not happy.  Luckily this week will be a lot calmer and I plan on taking a true cut back week (at least mileage wise because I do want to get a good tempo in with so little time between now and my projected half).

And to address LARunner’s suggestion of an ice bath to help with recovery: I keep telling myself what a good idea it would be but I have yet to put it in action. A) I’m too lazy to buy or make ice and B) I don’t have a great place to do so.  During marathon training, I’d put the shower head to freezing but I don’t think that has the same effect.

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1 Comment »

  1. a cold shower will certainly do some benefit, I’d say roll with it if you don’t have the ice.

    Comment by veganfritz — August 10, 2009 @ 15:04


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