Speaking of mileage, the 4T wrapped up October with about 175 KM (109 mi). It's my lowest month this year, which is not surprising since I took almost an entire week off. Cumulative mileage for 2010 so far is 1641.72 (miles). (200+ miles over 2009 total mileage already)
So, here's what's shakin' down.
In the weeks leading up to my race, I found myself getting bored of my usual staples. Anyone else tend to eat the same breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks in marathon training? I was so over it by September! Unfortunately, instead of making the effort to freshen things up, I started making poor choices. As I mentioned in my "What Went Wrong" post, I was really disappointed in my nutrition this training cycle (and the higher-than-comfort-level weight which resulted). This is something I am going to work on in the coming months. Nutrition overhaul!
It's time to get my booty back to the gym! I am guilty of completely neglecting cross-training when I'm in major running mode. I just can't seem to find the time, energy or desire to do anything else. Now that I'm lightening up the mileage for "maintenance mode", I'm going to take advantage and get back to my Spin, Yoga and Bootcamp classes. Here's what I've been up to so far:
Thu - Spin + Yoga
Sat - Bootcamp (still sore!)
Mon - Yoga
Tue - heading back to Spin tonight!
I love group fitness classes! For me, it's the best way to get a full-body workout and have fun doing it.
Now that the mornings and evenings are darker/colder, lunch running is the perfect way to soak up some extra daylight. This time of year, the mid-day temperature is just about perfect and I intend to enjoy it. It's time to start packing my shower-in-a-bag again! I headed out for a nice mid-day 6K yesterday and will be tackling 8K today. So refreshing to get out of the office for some fresh air and a little sweat over lunch!
How do you like to shake up your routine in the "off-season"?