Monday, August 25, 2014

Training log - Week ending 8/24/2014

This week was 65 miles of running and 8000 yards of swimming  -- training log is here.

Yup, as promised, a slight cut back this week.  And I needed it.  On Tuesday, during a post-workout cooldown, I tripped and faceplanted.  This was the second time I'd done that in 6 days.

(I'd also tripped the previous Wednesday during an easy run - this wasn't particularly notable because I didn't get dinged up, and I was running on a broken up brick sidewalk in the dark - tripping was not a surprise).

This time I landed a bit harder, literally taking it on the chin and giving myself a goatee.
My blog - I can post what I want. 
Including gross pictures of my chin. 
And yes, I was showing it off to everyone.

Nothing relating to running was injured, so not a big deal, except that (as a friend noted), if one is tripping repeatedly during easy runs, it points to some underlying fatigue.  Which was also a good argument for cutting back slightly, with slightly lowered mileage and a shorter tempo.  I _am_ marathon training, and fatigue is part of that.  But I don't want to get too fatigued too early.


Monday:   Yoga and upper body strengthwork in the morning, foam rolling at night.

Tuesday:  In the morning, 11 miles, including a workout of 400/800/1200/1600/1200/800/400 with half distance recoveries (1:30, 3:02, 4:35, 6:09, 4:29, 2:59, 1:25).  Followed with a faceplant, injury prevention work, and 1500 yards easy swimming.  Foam rolling at night.

Wednesday:  In the morning, 5.5 miles very easy (8:48 pace), followed by a yoga class.  Later another 7.5 miles easy (8:26) and 500 yards easy swimming.  Sports massage at night.

Thursday:   In the morning, 4 miles very easy (8:45).  Later did 2000 yards easy swimming.  Foam rolling at night.

Friday:  11 miles, including a 4 mile tempo on the track in 26:28 (6:40/6:37/6:38/6:32)  Followed with injury prevention work and 1500 yards easy swimming.   Foam rolling in the afternoon.

Saturday:   10 miles easy (8:40); followed by some upper body and injury prevention work.  1000 yards easy swimming and foam rolling in afternoon.

Sunday: 16 miles as a progression run, split as first 3 at 8:45; next 8 at 8:07; last 5 at 6:56.  Average of 7:53 for 16 miles.  Followed with a yoga class and 1500 yards easy swimming.  Foam rolling at night.

1 comment:

  1. Holy crap. You're lucky you didn't lose some teeth, hitting that hard.