Thursday morning ran 5 miles of hills in Winter Park. It was a beautiful morning and I really enjoyed the run! Our group keeps getting larger! We did two hill repeats.
Friday was a rest day.
Saturday we ran 10 miles! It was great. we started at 4:45 am and ran at about 9:51 pace. Our group started out real small, about 5 people, and by the end we had collected another 8 or so! We kept collecting people as we passed the water station and people were joining in for different distances. Our pace keeper, Ed, is really nice. He is a physical therapist I think. I made a big announcement in the run, STRETCH AFTER RUNNING TODAY!, we don’t want any injures.
Apparently marathonfest can have a 50% dropout rate due to injury! His goal is to keep his really large “cool” group together for the whole season. I like that goal. I am working very hard to stay injury free.
That brings us to today SUNDAY!
Today I had a real tough time getting motivated to get out…but I did. I did a 45 minutes of strength training and then aqua jogged for 30 minutes. It was a great workout!
Strength training included: 3 sets of 12 reps of each exercises: Quad extensions, ham string exercise, deadlifts, step ups, step up and kicks, squats on a balance board, hip flexing and unflexing (I’m sure that there is a real term for this…), back strengthening. I performed 3 sets of 1 minute planks and then aqua jogged 50 second intervals for 30 minutes.
It was a great day! Tomorrow, Monday, will also be a rest day. I hope that I am not REAL lame after this workout…a little pain is ok…no pain no gain!