Thursday, October 7, 2010

Total Body Blitz

I probably should have been more specific when I said I was back on a plan.  True, it is a plan, but these first few weeks are just about getting my body used to running again.  My runs range from 30 minutes to 1 hour with no real speed work.  Just a few fartleks at the end of one run or running drills at the end of another.  Slowly but surely running is starting to feel a bit better.  I ran with Kelly on Tuesday and we had a good run where we pondered just how much we thought we had recovered.  The conclusion that we came to?  That while we feel good on a day to day basis we are still tired and workouts are still feeling harder then they used to.  I guess it does take awhile to recover from an Ironman…

Following my plan to mix things up I went to my first group fitness class in ages to the gym downstairs at work on Wednesday.  It was called Total Body Blitz and it promised a total body strength workout that would give me that Hollywood sculpted look.  No kidding!  It was a 45 minute class with a ton of squats, lunges, push ups, dead lifts, bicep curls…you name it.  By the end of the class my muscles were shaking.  Thursday was a total case of delayed onset muscle soreness.  I had completely forgotten that I had some of these muscles in my body.

Yeah, I’ll totally be back next week…

5 comments:

Keith said...

I totally agree with you on being recovered. I can do a swim bike or run that is mostly comparable to pre-IM workouts, but then I really feel it the next day. It feels like I could go and do another workout as if I was on a plan, but I'd be digging myself back into the fatigue pit. So I take a day off. It's tough finding the balance between trying to be active, and allowing a complete recovery.

Marlene said...

I can't wait to get back to my strength classes at the gym (poat marathon). Sounds like a great workout!

Good news that you are easing back into running! Hopefully things will start to get easier soon.

Have a great Thanksgiving Weekend!!

Petraruns said...

Thanks for your message and sorry i sounded SO concerned - I was just worried but it sounds like you're totally in control - and trying new things!

Julie said...

Total Body Blitz -- sort of reminds me how I felt after an evening of various Wii games. LOL!! Geesh -- you'd think that after all this tri-training I'd be able to bowl without getting sore muscles the next day!! LMAO!!!

scarlet said...

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