My next race isn't until March and is just a 5K. It is actually my running anniversary of my very first race I ever did. That's actually the only reason I run it! I would love to get a little faster, so I checked out Higdon's 5K plans. The intermediate plan fit in perfectly with the time frame. It involves running 5 days a week, with one of those days being a speed workout every other week alternating with a tempo run. Running 5 days a week my be a lot for me. If I'm in too much pain I will just cross train that day. Here's the plan:
I am in the first week and just have the 5 miler left.
Yesterday I did the speed work out on a treadmill. I ran at a 7.0 for the 400s. The first time, I was worried I was going to fall off of the treadmill, but pushed myself. It actually got easier as I did them and finished the last 400 at a 7.2.
This morning I went to yoga. I was feeling a bit sore yesterday and this morning. It was the perfect yoga class; not a lot of warrior poses to hurt my quads and a lot of hip/abductor/back stretches. After that, I ran on the treadmill for 3 long miles. I forgot my headphones and there weren't any treadmills with T.V.'s (first world problems). At least they blast music overhead and have some large T.V.'s on the wall to watch. I occupied myself with people watching and turning my speed faster and slower.
What's your favorite type of yoga?