Marathon Monday

Where are we at? Schedule says we've reached week 10 of 18. The rough plan we're following (and by following I mean only the weekend mileage), is my tried and true Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide by Hal Higdon. We're following the intermediate-advanced plans, which has us getting up to 20 mile runs earlier than others.

But as we both had pretty decent fitness and running bases, I figured it would be just fine. Last week's runs were just so-so as I personally felt pretty crappy most days with being dizzy or off balance a lot. 

Monday - Lifeforce Fitness after work (box jumps are always so hard for me with having such tight hamstrings and weaker glutes - ugh), then ran 3.5 miles home from class. Talk about lead legs. But I took it easy and made it home just fine. 

Tuesday - Rest day, super dizzy, took a few hours sick time from work and rested. I did manage a 48 min yogaglo flow class because I was going crazy from sitting for so long. 

My little yogi candle

Wednesday - 2 miles easy in the am, 3 miles on the Ridgeline Trail after work

Thursday - Oregon Track Club 5K (free for members) at Dorris Ranch. It was pretty muggy out, but I tried to push it a bit running a 7:26 pace through the orchards. Ran another 3 miles for warm up/cool down. 

Friday - Took it easy: 20 min am strength

Saturday - 9.5 miles along the river path (supposed to be at marathon pace, but the legs weren't having it), followed by 30 min yogaglo flow

Humble warrior, yo

Sunday - Long run fun: 18.5 miles around Eugene. Ran half of the mileage on bark, ran slow, but completed it. Refueled with eggs, waffles and a cappuccino at Off the Waffle. Yum.

Other than the bark dust on his ankles, you can hardly tell this guy ran 19 miles. That's why you're getting a pic of him and not me. I did not look fresh as a daisy post run. He also naps better than I do. 

Yoga and Fitness Classes
For the last few months, I haven't gone to a yoga class other than Kira's on Saturdays and my at home YogaGlo sessions. I just don't love any of our studios here. But I've been getting the itch to take a few classes here and there. Instead, a Living Social deal came up for our local Barre3, so I'm going to take the four classes and see what I think. Sometimes, you just need a little change. 

I always enjoy Lifeforce Fitness, but it doesn't always fit into my schedule, so I go when I'm able. At $85 for a 10 class pass, it's by far one of the most affordable fitness classes in town and a great bang for your buck! If you haven't heard me talk about Lifeforce before, it's essentially a great overall strength workout that includes a yoga warm up and cool down, with a mix of strength and cardio exercises in between. I classify it as a bootcamp style workout.

How was your weekend? Have you tried a new-to-you fitness class lately?
I was in an unusually grumpy mood yesterday afternoon when I realized it was 3 p.m. and all we had done was finish a long run and eat. That impending feeling of the weekend slipping away from you isn't always easy to swallow. Oh well, five more days 'til the next one!


The man friend really does look great post-run! I definitely am always looking like a hot mess so I am impressed with how good he looks!

Something new that I have tried is pilates. I work one-on-one with an instructor and use a machine called a reformer. unfortunately my tendinitis in my arms is so bad, I haven't been able to go the last 2 weeks. :( So I am doing a whole lot of nothing these days.
I hate it when I realize the weekend was gone and I didn't accomplish as much as I would have liked. 5 days is always so long to wait for another one!
I haven't tried any fitness class in a long, long time. Or any fitness for that matter! Yikes! I need to get active.

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