Monday, April 29, 2013

Training log - Week ending 4/28/13

This week was 66 miles of “real running” plus 14 “miles” pool running and 1200 yards swimming -- training log is here.  

Another week of training in the books.  I'm feeling fitter every week, and that's pretty nice - it's always quicker and easier to come back to a certain level of running than it is to get there in the first place.  And the feeling good part is fun. 

I was entered in the Nike Women's Half Marathon in DC this weekend, but opted to skip - I couldn't race it because I'm planning on racing the Broad Street 10 Miler next weekend.  And running races easy really just isn't fun at all.  But that was OK - I ended up having a great long run instead.  And Broad Street will be really fun.

After Broad Street, I'm gonna switch gears and focus on short stuff for the summer.  Mile races, with a few 5Ks and maybe something in the 8-10K distance if the weather's reasonable.  I love love love the longer stuff, but I'm not doing myself any favors by cranking out high mileage all summer, as much as I would love to do so.  Just focus on quick short stuff for the spring/summer, then take another break, and then start building mileage again in the fall. 

In other news, Brian decided to pay tribute to my everygrowing ego with a custom built water bottle - forever documenting a silly post race pose.  She-Hulk - eat your heart out.

I loved this when he surprised me with it. 
And of course, I went to fill it up right away.
Only to be informed that it was for display, not for drinking. 
Silly me.  So now it's enshrined on my shelf.


In the morning, 60 minutes of easy pool-running for “6 miles” followed by injury prevention work and some strength training.  Foam rolling at night.

12.5 miles easy (7:59) plus drills and strides, followed by lower body injury prevention work; foam rolling at night.

:   In the morning, 9.5 miles easy (8:04 pace), followed by yoga.   Later did another 5.5 miles (7:54 pace).  Foam rolling at night.

In the morning, 40 minutes of easy pool-running for “4 miles" plus 1200 yards of swimming breathing drills, followed by injury prevention work and upperbody strength training   Foam-rolling at night.

In the morning, 12.5 miles, including a workout of 3200m (12:32 - 6:16/6:16), 1600 (6:02), 800 (2:52) and then 2x200 (each in 38).  Followed with injury prevention work and 20 minutes shakeout pool-running.  Foam rolling at night.

In the morning, 12 miles easy (8:07 pace).  Foam-rolling, injury prevention work, and upperbody/core strengthtraining in the afternoon.

In the morning, 14 miles as a progressive run, split as first 3 at 8:34, next 4 at 7:52, next 3.5 at 7:33, next 2.5 at 7:00, last mile at 6:20. Overall pace 7:41.  Followed with injury prevention work and 20 minutes shakeout pool-running. Yoga and foam-rolling in the afternoon.

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