I didn’t think it would happen, but I think I am officially Harry Potter’d (ummm – not Harry Potty’d) out.
B is obsessed and we’ve been watching Harry Potter on and off all weekend on ABC Family. Actually, we’ve been watching Chamber of Secrets all weekend (because it seems like it’s the only one we keep catching) and then we watched Deathly Hallows, Part 2 after the kids went to bed last night. The more I watch these movies, the more I realize that people who have not read the books must be REALLY confused.
This morning I woke up and RAN! The more I postponed this post marathon run, the more anxious I was getting about it. Thankfully, it felt great. Well, for the most part. I did have a little right calf and ankle pain that I don’t really understand (it didn’t hurt at all during the race or after). I’m going to chalk it up to taking a week off and keep an eye on it.
While I was running I thought about my NEW running goal, which is SPEED. I think with the addition of some lower body workouts and intense speedwork I CAN improve my speed – and hopefully set a new 1/2 marathon PR (so anything sub 1:58). Ultimately, my goal workout schedule is something like this:
- S – Long Run (8-15 miles)
- M – Recovery Run (3-4 miles)
- T – Tempo Run (5-6 miles)
- W – Upper Body
- R – Sprints (4-6 miles)
- F – Lower Body (Squats, Lunges, Plyometric stuff)
- S – Spin
Is it likely that I skip some workouts? Ummmm…yes. I’m realistic. I know I should also give myself a rest day – but unless I give up upper body or spin, that’s probably not going to happen.
My next race is in 3 weeks and I’m not running it for time – but it’s STILL a race, so we’ll see what happens. I don’t expect a PR by any means!
I have to admit, I’m kinda psyched to focus on a different aspect of running now that the marathon is over. I know I have some speed in me… I just need to dig deep and find it!
Any workout recommendations for me? Are you a goal setter? (I obviously am!)