Sunday, May 06, 2007

What have I been up to?

In short- not a heck of a lot. It's hard to believe that only a week ago I was hobbling around the day after my first bigdeal race in years. Crazy!

I've had a fairly busy week, which has allowed (/forced) me to be reasonably relaxed post marathon.
Monday I sat on my bike and spun my legs around for the first 30 minutes of Desperate Housewives.
Tuesday I ran, somewhat painfully, for 20-30 minutes before work.
Wednesday I discovered a great new trick- running home [link]! With my new backpack it was easy-peasy (well, apart from the 1.5 miles of straight uphill- you climb 1300 feet over the 2.5 mile journey), and it doesn't take any longer than catching the bus. Not the most exciting workout, but it means my evening no longer becomes a complete write-off the minute I work past 8.

Thursday I went to a friend's goodbye drinks (at this rate there will be no-one left to come to our goodbye party if/when we leave!), then ran towards home along the flat until P came to pick me up (3-3.5 miles?)

Friday: don't think I did anything much!
Saturday: ran 6.5 miles from work with some big mother hills. In fact, I covered as much uphill today as I did in the whole of the Rotorua marathon. It felt like more. Went to the gym with P after work. Did a 1k time trial (couldn't face a mile) at about 6:35 pace (yuck)- felt good, loved running fast, but wasn't in tip top form. Some unenthusiastic weights, then some silly ab work with P. Saturday night is so funny at the gym!

Sunday: short swim (1500 yards) this morning. Wedding show with my friends (I'm a bridesmaid next March) and now work. Should do some!

All I have wanted to do this week was run. My feet just itch all the time and I can't wait to find that feeling you get when you dig into a tough climb. I'm loving it! I don't feel fast, but I feel strong. My legs keep leading me up hills, then looking for more. I am aching to get into 10k training next week, but am loving this unplanned period as well. The non-plan for next week is lots of yoga (I have a DVD for a week…), some more fun running, and try to get back into the pool a bit more!

Coming soon.. You've seen the goals, now for the GRAND PLAN. Stay tuned!


Mallie said...

Itchy feet! That's awesome. You sound very peppy after your awesome first mary showing. Keep up the good work. You're going to kill your PR at the next one!

Wes said...

Sounds like you are recovering nicely! and itchy feet means you'll be right back in the thick of things in no time! Great attitude, Kate!

DaisyDuc said...

Hmmm, waiting to see what sort of grand paln these itchy feet are leading up to!!!!

TriShannon said...

Sounds like you are all recovered and ready to get back out there.

Anxiously awaiting the grand plan!!