This marathon training cycle, I’ve done many of the things that worked for me last fall. But I’ve also thrown in a couple of new things and I’ve gotta say, they’re working for me.
One is the new addition of yoga to my routine. I know I’m late to the party on this one, but I’ve never had time to fit it into my schedule before. Now I do, and the past two Friday afternoons I’ve met some of my running friends for a yoga/Pilate’s fusion class.
Now, I know I look like an idiot in there–flexible I am not. But I don’t care. And I know I am not more flexible from it, yet. But–both last week’s and this week’s long runs have felt amazing. I swear I don’t have my normal tightness going into the runs and it’s making a 21-miler feel like 10.
What’s also working for me is the Sugoi recovery tights I gave away recently. I know they are expensive, but I’m telling you folks–they work. I throw them on after my long runs and wear them pretty much all afternoon (provided I don’t have to look presentable somewhere!) and I feel like a new runner the next day. Consider opening your wallet for them!
Once again, it’s the journey of running, learning something new every time, that keeps me coming back. What’s working for your marathon training this time?