Now the links.
Love Sarah Mac. And my main takeaway from this article (and learning lesson from this past week) is that it might be worth dialing back on miles/running days to incorporate these workouts that I always want to get in, but then never do. I also have learned that I need to be intentional about non-running workouts. Having a running plan helps me stay on track with getting running in so it should come as no surprise that having a plan for things like yoga and strength training might also be helpful. (DUH.)
I first heard about Jasyoga from Oiselle. I bought the Hit Reset book, which I (and my daughter) like. Having the book was not really helping me incorporate yoga in a more consistent way so I have considered purchasing a Jasyoga subscription to have access to the videos. I have had some hesitation in doing so because I own yoga DVDs and still...I do not do yoga regularly. I liked that Oiselle has some free Jasyoga videos hosted on their blog so that I could try them out before taking the subscription plunge. I really liked the hamstring workout. It was hard for me (hello! tight hamstrings) but I could feel (and am still feeling) a difference after doing it. All I want for Christmas is a Jasyoga subscription!
Morning running is where it is at! The quotes in this article are spot on. It hurt a bit to get out of bed this morning. The hubs and I went to a neighborhood social where I had 2 glasses of wine and because I am getting old, that was enough to make me feel not so great this morning. It was time to Woman Up! so...at 5:06 AM, I slid out of bed, scrolled through my Instagram feed for motivation, and got out there to slog (and I mean SLOG) through a 30 minute run.
I have heard this term ("sub-elite") and didn't know what it meant. Thank you Salty Running for this series. And...some of those half-marathon sub-elite times are NOT too scary to me. I loved my recent half-marathon experience and it was not an easy race...and yet, it wasn't god awful. I have room to push there. (2017 goal?!)
Have a great weekend!