Workouts: Swimming and Strength Training
Another week of workouts down. As most readers know by now, I’m currently not running. Some days, there is a twinge of excitement to run again, but some days I want nothing to do with the sport. This break has been nothing but good. I don’t feel jealous of others running and don’t feel the need to “do something.” Although this week was a high volume of workouts for where I’m currently at.
Right now, I’m getting more into lifting and strength classes than I’ve done in the last few years.
Workouts Last Week:
|Monday:||Swimming: 1 mile|
|Tuesday:||45 Minute Strength Class|
|Thursday:||45 Minute Strength Class|
|Friday:||Swimming 1 mile|
|Saturday:||Body Pump Class|
|Sunday:||Walking Around NYC|
As many readers know, before running, I swam. Then, I burnt out, and in the last few years, I’ve gotten in the pool less than a week of college swimming. After graduating, I decided I would try and swim a mile every year. It’s the distance I used to race, and it seems like an achievable/attainable goal.
My strength classes have been going well. I’m just working on getting stronger as I figure out when I want to run again. I like to go to a class because I know I’m getting an all body workout, versus me pretending to know what I’m doing in the gym.
We decided to take a try up to NYC and explore.
I’m currently trying to figure out what I want to do with running and training right now. My body has needed this rest period. I thought I would probably want to run by now, but the truth is, I don’t! At first, I compared myself to other people. Why does X only need a day off and they love running again? Then I realized, I’m the same way with marathons.
I need a lot more time to recover from a marathon (at least a month!), and I need a lot more time to recover from a burnout and find my enjoyment out of running again. Do you know what? That’s cool. Rushing back into running will just result in a bigger burnout or injury.
Post from the week: NonRunning Workout Ideas (Apparently I haven’t been blogging much either)
Questions for you:
How long do you typically take off from running?
Have you ever been to NYC?