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Friday, September 13, 2013

Needs Improvement

My needs improvement this week is to stretch much better than I usually do. Honestly, I admit it that I don't stretch as much as I should. I am usually pouring sweat and just want to get home and relax and take a shower. So I just rush through what is probably the most important part of the workout.

Yesterday after my second cycling class, we did awesome stretching. I felt my hamstrings actually loosen up while stretching and relax just a little more than they usually do. And because of the stretch yesterday, my thighs do no hurt today, which I was anticipating they would because of all the "hill" intervals we did and the amount of burn I felt during the workout. Today they felt strong, supportive and great which in turn made my short 2 mile run strong and it just felt great!

After my run today, I took the time to stretch, stretch and stretch some more. I have my long run tomorrow so I want to be nice and relaxed for that! If you couldn't tell, I am a little excited about my long run, because the last time I ran 5 miles straight was 3 years ago, but 3 years ago I did run it straight, currently, I still walk run but still power through it. This week has been a really great workout week for me! I did cross training instead of just running and I went everyday. I haven't done that in a while. I am super proud of what I have accomplished this week! Come back tomorrow for my highlights on my long run!

QOTD: What is your favorite cool down stretch? 
~Mine is the threading the needle where you are lying on your back and place one ankle on the opposite knee and grab the straight leg and it stretches the bent leg! LOVE IT!
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