After three straight days of running ending with a long run yesterday…I rested today. As I said in my last post I was a little disappointed in my long run. I had gone for about just a little over an hour and had only run about 4.53 miles. So I contacted Matt, the Genesis Coach, and he told me not to worry about the miles; this is the worst time to of year to be out and to consider it an accomplishment to be out there doing the time. 🙂 He told me not to focus on the miles and to focus spending time on my feet because it will add to my endurance. I felt much better about that..focus on time not distance..my new mantra for now. #halfmarathontraining
Anyway, my legs were sore today I had already signed up for a yoga class earlier this week for today; so I was looking forward to it. My left side was particularly pulling to the point that I was limping a little. Not sure if I did something during one of the runs this week. I went to the class at the The Folded Leaf it is free on Sunday, a great way to check it out. The instructor was very nice and I knew a couple people there as well. I have never been to a yoga class so I wondered how I would do; turns out I did just fine. I only had trouble with a few of the poses but the stretches did wonders for my back, legs and hips especially on my left side. I also was able to “center” if you will. Stay present and focus on what was going on. I felt much better when we were done. I’m glad I went.
BTW, Matt is doing a Genesis half-marathon training program starting on August 28th, I got the email today. I guess I should consider signing up huh? We’ll see cost is factor 🙂
Until next time…