Monday, 17 February 2014

#Bestfoot - Loving the Burn

You know THAT feeling - the one where when your muscles ache, you cringe when you have to climb the stairs, and you fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow? Yeah that feeling. That feeling is how you know you rocked your training. And that is the feeling I have been relishing this week!

I kicked my own ass this week. Every training session clicked, my muscles ached, my legs burned, and I loved every second of it! It is that good burn - that burn that tells you are getting stronger, that you are making progress, and that you are putting your BESTFOOT forward.

That burn is part of your training. It hurts, but in a good way. And you have to learn how to embrace it and love it if you are really going to push yourself. I still remember the first time I felt the burn. It was during dance class when I was in the 9th grade. Our dance studio had added 1 hour of body conditioning into our musical theater class. We would lift weights, do crunches, and sweat it out for 60 minutes before we started dancing. The next day I would waddle around the halls at school - so stiff and so sore - but I love it! I loved knowing that I was pushing my body and working hard. Those sore muscles were a sure sign that I left it all out there, and I became addicted to the burn.

This week I groaned when I had to climb the stairs, I spent a lot of time with my foam roller and massage stick, I liberally applied the A535 before I climbed into bed, and I relished in that satisfying, magical, burn.

This Week's Training...
Monday - 60 minutes on my indoor trainer in the big gears
Tuesday - 8km Speed Workout with 2x 1 mile repeats at 5km race pace
              - Phase 1 of Tamara's Ultimate Booty Workout
Wednesday - 2km endurance swim
Thursday - 9km easy pace on the treadmill
Friday - 12km speed workout on the treadmill
           - 5 km followed by 45 minute Happy Heart Yoga/Pilates Fusion Class
Saturday - REST - and I needed it this week
Sunday - 29km long slow run

I also noticed that Phaedra was tracking her weekly mileage so I thought I would include all that too!
Run - 63 km or 40 miles
Bike - 60 min indoor session
Swim - 2000 m or 1 mile
Strength - 2 sessions