Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday Five: Recovery

If anyone missed my San Francisco adventures, they can be found here, here, and here.

Now that my spring race is over, it's time for me to relax, put up my feet a little bit, and recover mentally and physically from training.  I do have one goal for now, and that is to get outside after work each day.  I'm walking around my neighborhood and the community park to get some sunshine and natural Vitamin D.  I'm even breaking in my new running shoes.


I'm starting to map out training, and I want to shorten the time it'll take to get ready for the Boulder Rez 10k.  The first week of training would be during Alaska, so we'll see.  The Westerdam has a huge fitness area, and an outdoor track.  I'll decide when I get on the ship, but the point of the cruise is to relax.  I know I'll build my base again this summer, and if I can work up to 3 or 4 miles consistently, I can cut out some of the early weeks of training.

For now, it's nice to be lazy in the mornings, and not rush out for training.  I'm also being lazy after my walks, and sitting on the couch.  I haven't foam rolled since I got back from San Francisco.  Oops.  Oh well.


Friday Five 2.0 with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.

14 comments:

  1. I always say I'm going to go for a walk after work but I never do. I think taking more walks is going to be a summer goal.

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    1. I skipped it yesterday, but I’m working on making it a routine.

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  2. I've been kind of taking it easy too, but that's more because of the weather--it's been ridiculously humid--and my bike crash. I'm starting to ramp up some miles again.

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    1. Part of me wants to run again, but I’m still taking it easy. My body needs a break.

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  3. I think taking more walks is going to be one of my summer goals as well. Now to just figure out where to add it in!

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    1. I know it’s going to help get outside. Before or after dinner on hot days.

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  4. I'm doing all kinds of walking, especially on my non-running days. I just love getting outside!

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    1. I didn’t get out enough this spring due to the weather. I want to make up for that.

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  5. Unless the ship is in port, I find cruise ship tracks to be extremely windy, and often wet...and for sure small. Enjoy your downtime between training cycles!

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    1. I’m sure it’ll be chilly too in Alaska. I’ll pack gear and decide then.

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  6. I've been taking it easy with my workouts but walking more with Scooby. That extra 1-3 miles a day must count for something, right? When we were on a cruise I could NOT use a treadmill unless we were in port. Laps around the deck might be nice though, especially at sunrise/sunset. :-)

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    1. I do think having a dog would help. There are a lot of dogs in the neighborhood.

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  7. I was just wondering when your Alaska trip is. It's coming up, right?

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    1. Mid August. It’ll be here before I know it.

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