Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Training log - Week ending 4/4/2021

This week was 36 miles of running, 500 yards of swimming and 17 "miles" of pool-running -- training log is here.

I ran the Salisbury Half-Marathon on Saturday.  It was within the time range I thought I would run, but on the slower side of that range.  But even so, I was pretty happy.  It was great to race again, and this race definitely showed that my fitness is trending in the right direction.

Additionally, it was good to once again simply practice the skill of racing (to race well, you need to be fit AND to execute the race well - neither one is sufficient on its own).  And, as I'm sure I've commented before, I find that I get a big fitness boost from specifically racing half-marathons that makes them particularly worthwhile.

This upcoming week is a planned down week, as I recover from the race and also my second Moderna vaccine.  Then from there I'll go into 6 weeks of training for Grandma's Marathon.


Monday: 5 "miles" of pool-running and upper body weights/core. Foam rolling at night. 

Tuesday: 10 miles including a track workout of 4x800 in 3:03, 3:03, 3:02, 3:00;  2:23-2:32 recovery after each.  Followed with leg strengthwork and 500 yards recovery swimming. Foam rolling in evening.

Wednesday: 7 miles very easy (8:54), followed by streaming yoga.  Foam rolling at night.

Thursday: 5 "miles" of pool-running and light upper body weights/core. Foam rolling at night. 

Friday: 2 miles very easy (9:09) plus foam rolling.

Saturday: 3 mile warm-up, half-marathon in 87:52, 1 mile jog after. Foam rolling in the afternoon. 

Sunday: Second Moderna shot in morning; 7 "miles" pool-running and foam rolling in afternoon.


  1. Hi, just wanted to let you know that I referred to your blog in my last blog post! You have a lot of great information here- the reason I talked about it in my post is that I've been doing some pool running lately. I used some of your tips- thank you!

  2. Thank you - it's awesome to know it's helpful to someone else!