Hey friends! I hope the first full week of spring has been treating you well. The weather here in Denver has been a bit of a roller coaster (per usual), but it’s all good!
With warmer weather hanging out occasionally (and hopefully here to stay soon!), it is officially race training season in the Rochford household. I am completing 9 weeks of training for the Colfax Half Marathon and Brian and I will both be completing the Bolder Boulder 10K. for the second time. We ran the Bolder Boulder last year and loved the fun atmosphere surrounding the entire race.
I plan on writing up a little recap of my training each week. Last week, I loosely started training for the race, but I thought I’d give it a recap anyways!
When I create my training plans, I always make sure to include lots of cross training and “other” types of workouts, active rest days, and recovery. I am not a natural runner, so having lots of other movement in my plan really helps my body work at its prime.
Another thing I really try to add into my routine is foam rolling and utilizing the stick.
These are great tools to massage your muscles after they have been fatigued in a workout. For me, it helps me to decrease the soreness after workouts (specifically running) and it allows me to recover a little bit faster so that I can get into my next workout 🙂
Last week, I got in two of the 3 scheduled runs which isn’t bad considering we had friends in town and it was our “spring break” so our schedules were totally out of whack.
WEEK 1 RECAP
I didn’t wear my Garmin, track my pace or anything other than knowing I was going out for 3 miles. In future runs (like this week!) I plan on paying closer attention to my pace as that is something I really want to improve on.
I was a little nervous for this run because that is the longest distance I have run in quite some time. I was also still a touch sore from our rock climbing adventure on Thursday. That being said, it was a great run and I totally felt like I could have kept on going.
That’s all I’ve got for today! I plan on writing these recaps on Wednesdays all the way up until the race, so stay tuned!