4.65 miles on the treadmill - easy. 8.36 pace. Legs felt tired, even after 2 days off. Couldn't do much with inclines - halfheartedly tried with some 2-3% elevation but not for very long. Then just tried to go fast.
6.03 miles on the treadmill - inclines. 8.50 pace. 3 sets of 2-3, with one of these going up to 4. Legs felt better today, and ready to tackle the inclines. Had to definitely slow pace for these.
Bikram Yoga. I haven't attended Bikram in ages (possibly not for about year an a half). DD, who had been having problems with his back, impulsively signed up for a 10-class card a while ago. When he did finally get around to taking a class, he noticed an immediate difference. He still hates it, but forces himself to go for the benefits, for the convenience (Fluid Yoga is 1.5 blocks away from home) and because of the class card. When we move we'll try out Yoga Tree on Stanyan. I'm eager to try Vinyasa-style yoga again, preferring the flowing transitions from movement to movement. During the session I did notice a decline in some flexibility, but not much, thankfully, possibly because I stretch after running. Some of the noticeable differences from before: difficulty with Supta-Vajrasana - fixed firm pose (lying down with my knees folded by my side) and back - Camel Pose (semi-back bend/ arch while on one's knees leaning back. (I miss the Capoeira days when I was uber-flexible!) I'd probably improve flexibility for these two poses by going a bit more regularly, though (like everything else, practice makes for improvement). Not sure this is going to happen, at $20 a pop for class, and I don't want to lock myself into a 10-class card as we're moving soon.
The next day, felt plenty sore - which indicated to me that I definitely was not moving/ using certain parts of my body as much as before. I don't think I had ever gotten sore from yoga before! I need to change this soon!
10.54 miles - 8.49 pace. 1:32:47. Standard Golden Gate Park to Great Hwy run. I never got in a groove during this run. It was hard to get out of the house - DD has forsworn running until Marathon Day (Sunday, March 4th, NVM) due to nagging pain in his shin (he fears that it might turn into a stress fracture) and it was hard for me to motivate. I also only had half my standard PB&J, no extra banana or GU prior... The weather was great - even a little chilly - but I warmed up after 5 minutes. The first 3 miles - around my standard 5k loop around the ballfields and museums, were hard and a little painful. The downhill helped around miles 4.5 to 6, and I toyed with figuring out whether I would do all 10 or call it quits when I hit the Great Hwy at Judah. But Judah came and went, and before I knew it, I was hitting Sloat and turning around, and the prospect of finishing soon made me a bit happier.
But of course I was happiest of all after the run, glad that I had done it in its entirety after all.
Weekly summary: 23.23 miles (there's a brisk 2-mile walk with the puppy in there for Sat., but I didn't call it out specifcially). I need to do strength training and work other parts of my body.