Anyway, I've been through almost one week now of "3Plus2" from Run Less Run Faster and can I just say holy priceless collection of Etruscan snoods Batman...my butt IS sore. And that my friends, might be an understatement. Take a look at this picture of a lying glute stretch:
It's a fantastic stretch, one of four that is recommended in Run Less Run Faster. Currently, I pretty much can feel it the minute I set my ankle over my knee. (Ah yeah...flexibility is my middle name.) Seriously, I am so so sore.
And it's all the bike's fault. The soreness kicked in the very next day. My husband is trying to tell me it's the extra wide seat, but I'm not buying it. I'm going with the 30 minutes (excluding warmup and cooldown) of moderate to hard pedaling the likes my poor glutes have never experienced before (I can just hear my other muscles laughing now..."ha ha! you thought you had it easy through all that marathon training and we were the suckers. Now it's your turn. You big A--!")And the best part about sore glutes, that is if you have to have a sore anything of course, is that it's not like you use those muscles very often. Only when you run, walk, sit, or stand, do you really notice it and how much of the day do you spend doing any of those things?
I know. I know. Sore is good. Sore means I'm getting stronger. And in some sick sick way, I like it because it means I worked my ass off. Literally.
So tomorrow, the bike and I dance again. Week 1 will be in the books (yes, of course I start my week on Wednesdays) and I am on my way to a faster 1/2. (I hope.)
'Til next time...
P.S. That actually was a direct quote from Robin to Batman btw. Click on it, if you don't believe me. Then again, I just took it from some random quote blog and never really bothered to verify the source. Although, does it really matter if I made it up? Feel free to leave me your favorite Robin Holy whatever quote in the comments. Real or made up. I'm accepting both.