6 weeks off from running was both hell and heaven. I started doing things I should've been doing while training for the marathon
-I swim more! and by more.. I mean more than once a week haha
-With the weather being nicer now, I started commuting on my bike to school/work
-I foam roll more often :-)
-I am upping my protein intake! I am horrible at eating anything protein-wise... why can't cereal have like 15g a protein.. I can eat a box a day. I'm not kidding.
Week of March 18-22: Full Recovery week
Saturday: 3.5mi bike ride, 300yd short swim & Stretching
Total Running: 0
Week of March 25-29: Re-adjusting
Mon: Swim 500
Tues: Swim 800
Weds: Run 0.5mi Bike 4.45mi
Thurs: Swim 1000
Sat: Bike 8mi
This will be week 7 since I haven't had a decent run. For now, I'm not complaining about anything.. instead I'm liking my new "training/recovery"schedule I've been working on, which will mostly involved swimming, biking, strength and stretching.. sounds more of a tri training plan huh? ;-)
At the end of the month is the Nike Womens half in DC.. and I'm actually not stressing over it. As of now, it's chill mode.. haha.
Nutrition: Since the marathon, I've been tracking what I've been eating in order to make sure I get in all my nutrients hehe. And I cannot manage to eat enough protein. :( but I have noticed I bounced back to my pre-marathon (more like pre-injury) weight! HURRAY! not that it matters too much.. atleast I am not feeling pressured to jump into running yet. I feel goooood, with or without running, as long as I'm doing SOMETHING.
April will be a good month :-)
(...and if it's not, oh well.. I'm 20 yrs old.. I'm too young to be stressing over the little things in life haha)