First thing's first, my cousin is a marathoner. She finished and I'm sure is ready to take a break. She said the last 7 were hard, and she took it mile by mile.
|Recovery with a cat|
The up side of the run is those were my fastest 6 miles in quite a while. I'll take the positives as well as knowing I've got work to do with strength training. I haven't done as much Pure Barre this cycle, opting for other stuff, and I think that has affected things. I will be calling my chiropractor's office Monday morning to schedule some dry needling.
The rest of the day was spent recovering. Lots of foam rolling, stretching, getting the lacrosse ball in there, and epsom salt soaking. I felt good Sunday morning.
Sunday was a gorgeous day, just in time for the inaugural PAC-12 women's lacrosse championship. It was CU and Stanford, and I would've gone if CU hadn't made it. I love the game, and played from 8th grade through my junior year in college.
It was not a good game for CU. They won the regular season title, but fell to Stanford by 9 goals. It wasn't competitive, and now they wait for the selection committee choices after other conferences have their championships next Sunday. They had a good regular season, and I hope they get a wild card.
I did do strength training both days, and I know I have neglected Pure Barre a little bit. It wasn't that I felt weak doing those exercises, but my muscles weren't used to some things, and my plan is to do some PB exercises as often as I can before Bay to Breakers. I hope between that and dry needling, I can get my ITB to behave.
Monday: 30 minutes bike
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: strength training
Thursday: 10 minutes PB seat
Saturday: 6 miles, Pure Barre seat
Sunday: Pure Barre upper body, seat, core