Monday, February 24, 2020

Training log - Week ending 2/23/2020

This week was 50 miles of running, 18 "miles" of pool-running, and 2000 yards swimming -- training log is here. 

An annoying week.  Usually I start feeling really good around 7-10 days out from the marathon.  This week, not so much - just lots of achiness in my hips and hamstrings  There's clear reasons why - my ulcerative colitis started flaring moderately, meaning that I had to go on meds again for a few days.  That took care of the achy hips, but then a very very frigid tempo on Friday (that I underdressed for) left me stiff and sore.  Both hamstrings were tight on Saturday and Sunday's run.

I'm not too worried about it - there are clear explanations why I'm not feeling great, and all this should pass.  We'll chalk it down to taperitis.


Monday:  DIY yoga and 9 "miles" pool-running. Foam rolling at night.

Tuesday: 11 miles, including a track workout of 4x1200 in 4:31, 4:28, 4:28, 4:24.  Recovery between 2:37 and 2:43 after each 1200.  Followed with leg strengthwork and 800 yards recovery swimming.  Foam rolling at night.

Wednesday: DIY yoga and 9 miles very easy (9:00), followed by drills and four hill strides.  Foam rolling at night.

Thursday: DIY yoga and upper body weights/core followed by 90 minutes of pool-running. Foam rolling at night.

Friday:  10 miles, including a 5K track tempo in 19:51; splits of 6:26/6:21/7:05 (for 1800).  Followed with leg injury prevention work and 750 yards recovery swimming. Foam rolling at night.

Saturday: DIY yoga, 8 miles very easy (8:51), drills, four strides, and then upper body weights and core.  Foam rolling at night.

Sunday: DIY yoga, 12 miles easy to moderate (first 4 averaged 8:17; last 8 averaged 7:47).  Followed with foam rolling and 450 yards recovery swimming.

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