Resting for race day

1 May

Hey there. I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday! This week is flying by!

I’ve been taking it super easy this week to let my legs rest up for race day on Sunday. Monday I did 3 slow miles, and then yesterday I did this 35-minute walking workout from The Fitnessista. I’ve also been using my Stick daily, hoping to keep my calves feeling good.

thestickNot to mention hydrating a ton. It’s so annoying to have to constantly have to sprint to the bathroom at the end of my work meetings though! ha.

I’m taking a rest day today and tomorrow I’m going to do some arms and abs, and then its nothing until Sunday.

I’ve also started to think about what I want to do after the race from an exercise perspective. I don’t have another half until September, so that gives me about two months between Sunday and when I have to start training again. I can also tell that I’m getting a little bored with running. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but I’m definitely feeling a little burnt out, and taking some time to take it easy will help me feel a little rejuvenated I think. In addition, I’m sort of Zumba-ed out for now but want to start up again in the fall, and kickboxing is on a break until September as well. So that means I have a few open months where I could really do whatever I want.

A commenter suggested a bootcamp class, and I love that idea! As luck would have it, a groupon came out yesterday for 10 classes for $40 at a local gym. What a steal! I looked at their schedule and they have spinning and bootcamp classes in the mornings at 5:45, so I could easily drive their to take the class, drive home, shower and get ready and still get to work on time! So I’m thinking I may try to do a couple of these classes a week plus 1 or 2 easy runs during the week and a longer weekend run.

I have to admit though, the idea of taking a spin class and a bootcamp class kind of freaks me out. I took a spin class before (but only once) and still have no idea how to adjust the bike and how it should be adjusted for me. And bootcamp, man, it just sort of freaks me out.  But I guess I should just get over it huh? 🙂

 

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4 Responses to “Resting for race day”

  1. urbaninsuburbia May 1, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    I hear you on the burning out on running aspect. Happened to me towards the end of marathon training. I took a break and I am hoping I don’t die come race day (Sunday!). Spinning is so much fun! And so is bootcamp! Give it a whirl and if you don’t like it, you can try something else!

    I also see you are doing RNR Philly – me too! I cannot wait. I haven’t been to Philly since I was 5. 🙂

    • Becca May 7, 2013 at 8:30 am #

      Awesome! I’m excited to start spinning and bootcamping. 🙂

  2. specialkkluthe May 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    I’ve never taken either class (though would love to try spin) but one recommendation I’ve read is to get there early and have the teacher help you set your bike up. Enjoy the change! I get burnt out on running after a while too – which is why I love triathlons. Ever thought about doing one of those?

    • Becca May 7, 2013 at 8:31 am #

      I totally have thought about it! I would love to do a sprint some day. I don’t have a good bike though, and I’d have to work on my swimming a lot, so I haven’t had the motivation to really focus on it yet. Hopefully someday though. 🙂

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