Wednesday, August 22, 2012
This morning I was feeling the need to "work out" some of my sore muscles. So after the kids left for school, I put on a new Yoga video and did an hour of stretching, toning and deep breathing. It felt great. I don't do Yoga often enough. Then I packed a bag and headed to the gym.
I started out by doing 10 minutes on an elliptical, just to get my heart pumping. Then I did 30 minutes of weights (shoulders and traps) before going to a spin class.
I chose not to run today because I am trying to be more kind to my body during this time for tapering. If I felt perfectly great, then maybe I would be logging more miles on the road right now. But since I still have soreness and pain in my hamstrings, I am using my favorite cross-training activities (spinning, weights, etc.) to maintain a higher fitness level without putting additional stress on my legs. I do have a 12 miler slated for Friday, and then next week I plan to do very minimal running. We'll see if this plan benefits me on race day...