Sunday, October 9, 2011

Training log - Week ending 10/9/11

This week was 46 miles of “real running” and 21 “miles” pool running. No swimming – wasn’t an option with my damn sinuses-- training log is here.

This was a planned taper and race week that turned into a recovery week, due to some damn flu/cold bug that I’m still fighting the remnants of. Did my planned 10 mile race as a fun run, and in the process proved a lot about how much my mind gets in the way of my running in the process. Race report. So, in some ways a sucky week, but in other ways a fantastic one.


Monday: In the morning, a mixed intervals workout of 12 repeats of coughing intervals plus 20 nose blows. Also worked my sore throat. More sore throat in the afternoon, plus fever. On the plus side, I did get to watch 8 hours of streaming horse show coverage. 50 minutes of gentle pool-running at night for “5 miles”, plus foam rolling.

Tuesday: In the morning, 2.5 very easy miles outside (8:44 pace), and then 55 minutes of easy pool-running for “5.5 miles” followed by injury prevention work. Very light upper body strength work (unless coughing and sneezing counts), floor barre class, and foam rolling at night.

Wednesday: In the morning, 8.5 very easy miles (9:05 pace) followed by injury prevention work and then 4 more miles (8:15). Pilates class plus foam rolling at night.

Thursday: In the morning, 13 easy miles outside (8:02 pace). Some upper body strengthwork plus injury prevention exercises and foam rolling at night.

Friday: In the morning, 8 very easy miles (8:37 pace) plus drills and strides. Followed up with 25 minutes of easy pool-running for “2.5 miles” and injury prevention exercises. Foam rolling at night.

Saturday: 40 minutes of very easy pool-running for “4 miles”, plus foam-rolling and stretching at night.

Sunday: 10 mile race-as-a workout in 69:09. Followed with 40 minutes of easy pool-running for “4 miles”. Yoga and foam rolling tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Your race report is fantastic. The mafia's had a few conversations lately about how running is all mental, and it's SO true. Your body is capable of running fast whether its highly stressed or completely relaxed, why not be relaxed and have fun?!? Congrats on the fast, relaxed race!