Recovery Time - October Week Four

Yes, I've been skimping on the weekly recaps lately. With the race reports on the weekend, it felt much more exiting to focus there! This week was a well-deserved and needed recovery week after running a half marathon each of the past three Sundays. I took real days off and sat on my butt for a few days after this race, and didn't work very hard the rest of the week either.

Monday - Wednesday, October 22-24
Rest Days
The right calf that became painful in the Detroit Half needed a break; I didn't run for a total of four days in a row after the half. Go me! Why do we all hate time off so much?

Thursday, October 25
Completed: Body Pump
Due to missing my training week recaps, I never did write about going to Body Pump. I switched from my Wednesday paid class to this free one at work. This was my second time at the class and I liked the instructor this time a lot. I enjoy the class being set to music and how it follows the beat, probably the band nerd in me. I'm not thrilled with using the bar because it's too easy to let one arm compensate for the other, but it's not uncomfortable. I am thinking about asking to do it with dumb bells instead.

Friday, October 26
Completed: 5.5 mile trail run
I met up with a few SF Marathon Ambassadors and friends for a morning trail run in Los Gatos. It was a blast! We ran the St. Joseph's Hill trail that I usually run with Alisyn, although this group was faster than we often do it. As the slower one of the group I was working pretty hard - good workout for me! We started in the dark and had some fantastic sunrise views at the top of the hill. We attempted photos, but somehow they all ended up blurry or a little too candid...

Sort of candid? Ha. (Photo from Keith)

Saturday, October 27
Rest Day
We headed up to Napa to pick up our Casa Nuestra wine club shipment and enjoyed a glass of sparkling wine at the Mumm Napa Oak Terrace patio while we were there. I love going to wine country. What a nice way to spend a no long run Saturday!

My fave winery.

Sparkling wine with a view at Mumm.


  1. OMG, I am so jealous of your proximity to wine country!! And you SO deserve that sparkling wine after the last three weekends :)

  2. Ahh... that looks like a great day! :)


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