Weekly Workouts Roundup – 1 Week POST Marathon

Crazy to think it’s been 1 week since the marathon!
Link up with Meghan & I as we recap our workouts for the week in a Weekly Workouts Roundup!
It can be any day and not necessarily Sunday also!

Things have been going well this week getting back to life after being away a week, traveling, OH! and running my first marathon! So, don’t be super impressed with my workouts, kay πŸ˜‰
Week of 10/27/2013
10/27- Marine Corps Marathon! 26.7 miles in 4:35:02
10/28-  20 minute walk post-race
10/29 – Traveling back home – rest day
10/30 – 15 minutes elliptical, 10 rowing, arms & core work
10/31 – 20 minutes on the elliptical + rowing & core work
11/1 – 15 minutes on the elliptical
26.2 total miles + circuit trainingο»Ώ
 
Yep, I haven’t run yet. Or is it I haven’t ran yet. Either way, there’s been no running since the race just yet. I’ve worked out some kinks in the legs and feel significantly better than I expected. The left shin isn’t happy still, so my LMT recommended I take it easy. He worked on me Friday and said I looked pretty good considering I’d just done a marathon, but that the shin was pretty annoyed afterwards. Since Vegas’ Rock n’ Roll half is up on 11/17 I’ll give it a go tomorrow or Tuesday. I know that RNRV will be for run and if G feels good, I told him to go ahead – being in Vegas at NIGHT will be awesome in and of itself!
 
 
Coast-to-Coast gear helps one get motivated for mini-gym workouts!
 
 
As far as the Grain Brain Challenge is concerned, I semi-started it this week! I said I’d start it Friday but tried to wean into Gluten Free/Grain Brain eating Thursday and Friday – probably not the smartest thing to do at Halloween and at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (recap tomorrow). I may have had sweets BUT no bread, potatoes, starches – I made concessions of sorts.
 
 
 
 
It was awesome to be able to enjoy sleeping in Saturday and actually COOK BREAKFAST for the two of us. Hubs is diggin’ me being off of marathon training πŸ˜‰ The first days of the #GBChallenge were the hardest – I felt tired and cranky adjusting to letting all gluten and high GI index carbs like sweet potatoes & carrots go – I’m glad that I can still enjoy other things in moderation though! Red wine, rice, quinoa – little bits of them. I’ve also been experimenting with recipes with is fun too – can’t wait to share one that I baked yesterday!
 
 
How was your week in workouts? Link up below!
Marathoners – what was your week 1 post-race like?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    November 3, 2013, 2:41 pm

    Great week post marathon Kat! I am sure it has been nice not having those long training runs take over the weekend. I am impressed you are doing the Grain/Brain Challenge. Leaving out potatoes and starches would be impossible for me and my family could not stand me because I would be so grouchy.

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    November 3, 2013, 2:46 pm

    You still must be on a high from your marathon! Way to go with being smart this week and taking it easy. Vegas is going to be so much fun at night!

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    November 3, 2013, 2:48 pm

    I’d still be relishing in the marathon after glow personally πŸ˜‰ Great job!!

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    November 3, 2013, 3:46 pm

    You are so right on taking it easy! Your shin thanks you!

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    November 3, 2013, 5:36 pm

    Girl you are doing better than I ever did week 1 post race! All I did was plank lol! No other exercise at all! πŸ˜‰

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    November 3, 2013, 9:21 pm

    Nice job on the marathon! I finished mine, first, at the end of sept. I am still out of running. doc told me i have bad knees πŸ™ he said no more running past 10 miles. ya… i am gonna strength train and see if I can change that. any how. i still feel the strain behind my knee. but have started yoga again. hoping it will help.

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      November 3, 2013, 11:06 pm

      Thanks Christine! I hope you feel better and can progress back into it soon!

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    November 4, 2013, 11:26 am

    It looks like you’re approaching the recovery process the right way. Not sure if this is accurate, but I’ve heard hour you’re on the course is equal to one day you should take off from running. I feel like most people take five-seven days off … not that I would know from personal experience or anything. πŸ˜‰

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    November 4, 2013, 12:51 pm

    That first Saturday when you can sleep in a little and enjoy a delicious breakfast is the best after training! Congrats on your marathon and good luck running this week!

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