What not to do in a recovery workout?
Never push it to hard on the weights! Wednesday was a 3 mile recovery run plus some strength training. Today I’m still very sore. Needless to say I should have taken it easier on the weights. Once I got started it was like I couldn’t stop, I guess I miss weight training more than I though! In my 8 week training program for my next race I expected to have a steep learning kerb, I’ll take this as lesson #1.
Next time I will take it easier so I’m not still sore two days afterwards
On a positive note I have gotten a good start on my runs. Tuesday night I did hill repeats on the Brooklyn Bridge. The sun was killer and I lost three pounds of water weight but I made it through and I actually had a good time. I ran 6 * 600 Meter repeats on the Manhattan side of the bridge. I had to dodge quote a few tourist but I’m looking forward to doing it again the week after next!
Three pounds of sweat AFTER drinking a whole bottle of water. You have to remember to drink lots of water when you are training in the summer. Tonight I’m doing a 45 min tempo run so I’ll be drinking lots of water throughout the day.
How were your workouts this week? Have you ever pushed to hard when you should have taken it easy?