What not to do…

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?

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Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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11 Responses to What not to do…

  1. Katie says:

    My workouts this week have been great! I taught an extra sculpt class yesterday to my friend who is getting married, and we did a little extra yoga to begin with, and a little extra arm toning to end the class with….which I am feeling today!!! Now I need to get a run in! I was hoping today, but its raining. When you do repeats are you trying to keep the same pace? or increase pace?
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    • rebacox says:

      You can do your run on a treadmill, I actually prefer the treadmill for speed drills. It takes all the guess work out of it. This time I did all my hill work at the same pace except the last one where I sprinted and gave it everything. I’ll probably try to do some more sprinting next time I do it. 200-400 meters is really all you need when doing them.

  2. Wow! Way to go with your workouts! :) Awesome! :)
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  3. Man girl, you rule!

    If I ever see you on the bridge I will cheer with all respect and love!
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  4. Wow I’m so impressed!! How awesome to be doing your runs on the brooklyn bridge!! I used to live right by it in Tribeca, i love boston, but posts like this make me miss nyc :)
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    • rebacox says:

      I’ve never been to Boston but I bet you have some awesome places to run there too. I am very lucky that I get to run in Central Park all the time. Its so peaceful to be there.

  5. I’ve defintiely done that before! A good rest and some fuel is in order after that.

    Have a good weekend! :)

  6. Woop woop go Reba! I always feel so accomplished when I’m covered in sweat :).
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  7. I hope the soreness goes away! I know that I have a tendency to push myself sometimes, especially after a short break. I swear I look like I have been out running in the rain when I run in the summer cause I just sweat so bad. Yeah i know, you probably didnt really want to know that.
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