Monday, May 7, 2012

Training log - Week ending 5/06/12

This week was 37.5 miles of “real running” and 15 “miles” pool running, plus 2500 yards of swimming breathing drills -- training log is here.

Mileage is super low for 2 reasons: First, I got sick this week. Nothing horrible, but a combination of a mild fever, achy body, congestion, and elevated resting heart rate convinced me to skip Tuesday’s workout – I had nothing to gain and everything to lose from forcing a workout when I was feeling run down. Especially since I was racing Broad Street on Sunday.

The second reason for the low mileage was my taper for the Broad Street 10 miler. Though the race wasn’t what I had hoped for, I’m still pretty happy with it.


Monday: In the morning, 60 minutes of easy poolrunning for “5.5 miles” and then some light weight lifting. Foam-rolling and stretching at night.  

Tuesday: In the morning, a yoga class followed with 45 minutes of pool-running for “4.5 miles”. Floor barre and foam rolling at night.  

Wednesday: In the morning, 11 miles easy (8:08) followed by weight lifting and injry prevention work. Got a massage that afternoon.

Thursday: In the morning injury prevention exercises and 5.5 miles easy (7:46 pace), followed by 1500 yards of swimming breathing drills. Pilates plus foam-rolling and stretching at night.  

Friday: In the morning, 9 miles. Most were at easy pace (7:46), but also included a mile “pick-up” at 10K pace feel (ended up being 6:31 – 76 degrees with DP of 70). Also did strides and drills, as well as injury prevention work. Foam rolling at night.  

Saturday: In the morning, injury prevention work plus 1000 yards of swimming breathing drills, followed by foam rolling/stretching.  

Sunday: In the morning, ~ 2 mile warmup, and then 10M race in 65:36. Much later, did 45 minutes easy pool-running.

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