A question or two has been asked about what I actually include in those training updates. I typically post training runs, strength training and Rainier training. I don't typically include walking the dog, yard work or toddler wrangling. Basically, I don't include activities that I consider "normal day stuff."
|Throw me higher Mommy!|
Yes, I said massage! I decided to get a post-marathon massage to assist with the healing process as I did post-Columbus last fall. This time,though, the massage was AWFUL. (How is that even possible?) As in, I'd rather have my toddler beat me over the head with a pan awful. The place I went to always asked how everything was when you check out (i.e. pay). My response was "do you want me to be honest?" Turns out, they did. I told them how awful it was, and on the spot the manager looked at who I've seen in the past that I liked, and asked if I wanted to come back from a free massage with that person. Free massage??? Gee, let me think. The second massage was FABULOUS. Much better than toddler mayhem.
|This may have consumed an entire Avery nap session.|
The big change though? For the first few weeks, RMI's plan has no weighted pack on any of the hikes. I've already been carrying a 30 lb pack on my "long" hike, and I'm not going to back track at this point. Especially since RMI's plan jumps from a 15 lb pack to a 45 lb pack in one week! I intend to increase the weight in my pack in 5 lbs increments more regularly until I have a pack weight of 50 lbs, which just makes more sense to me. For any shorter week day hikes, I will be carrying Avery in the Kelty pack, so that pack will be closer to 30-35 lbs.
I also intend to revisit my "Humble Pie" post that I wrote with a list of how my training should have been different after my first attempt on Rainier. I'll come up with a bullet list to check myself against each week. Call me on this if I don't.
What else will I be doing in the future? I will have both a VO2 max test and a Bod Pod assessment done. My husband gave me a gift certificate for both as a mother's day gift.
|What a bod pod or body compensation analyzer looks like|
Anyone have any races/events coming up in the next few weeks? What's the next big thing on your schedule?
Do you create your own training plans or following something written for you?
Would you enjoy a gift of a VO2 max test and Bod Pod assessment, or is that abnormal?