Got off to a great start last week. Thought about going for a perfect week of exercise but Friday I just couldn’t rally. Saturday I was at the kids swim meet all day so we shall consider that a 2-day rest up for my 20-miler. My training plan is off from what I wanted to do but with two 20 milers done, I think I’ll be fine. I’ve been better trained and less trained before. This ain’t my first rodeo as they say.
This week’s baking challenge: none. We did not do any baking 😦
Here’s the training rundown
Planned/ actual miles: 27 / 32.8
I plan for 27 every week, I suppose I should change it for long run weeks. I do like beating my artificially low goal tho
Monday. Nice easy 5 miles on the treadmill after the Maine Half. Catching up on the Affair on showtime. Can I just say how can do much stuff happen to 1 person. It’s getting a little ridiculous in season 4.
Tuesday. Killer workout at Orange Theory. Top 5 highest calories. They changed the formula for the heart rate monitors that should (allegedly) help women achieve more calories burned or more accurate calorie count. I’ve always come in on the low side for calories and time in the “orange zone” (HR above 84% max) but I also have super low resting HR and blood pressure. It takes a lot to get into the zone. I should dig into the science more but for now just try and kill it when I’m at OTF.
Wednesday. Treadmill track workout. 10 x 400M intervals with 200M ish rest in between. The hardest part is keeping track how many I’ve done. I actually bring pen and paper on the treads.
Thursday. Note to self, don’t be late for the tornado. OTF sometimes has the tornado workout and I walked into it 10 mins late due to just losing track time at the office. In the tornado, you rotate every 1-3 minutes between treads, rowing and floor work. It’s fast switching or rotating, hence the name tornado. I got a pretty good workout once I got into the flow.
Friday and Saturday, OFF. Taking some rest days to handle my other life events and issues.
Sunday. The long run, 20 miles.
I drag my feet so much about the long run. My best approach is to do it Saturday morning and get it over with as early in the weekend as possible. this cuts down on the sense of dread, fretting about my outfit, planning the route and all that goes through my mind. It’s true, i don’t love the long run but i did it, yay me! I left the house and decided to do an out-n-back run from downtown. I lean toward point to point from the house if i can get a ride home after. There are fewer short cuts when i run from A to B than if i am doing a loop, i can always bail out and cut short the distance.
The weather was actually nice, some clouds moving in but 60s and i was fine in my tshirt. I took the Camelbak again and this time i drained it by the time that i reached town. Waves at the beach were high and alot of surfers out there (not pictured on this beach but they were a few miles back at another popular surf beach).
I’m feeling pretty ready for Marine Corps. This has been a decent training cycle and look, i even got my blog back up and running for my 3 followers and a few bots! Yay!
see you out there,
I agree with getting the long run out of the way early in the weekend. One time, I started a 15 mile run at 6:30 pm and it was the worse run every. The cooler weather was the only thing going fo the run.
My 20 miler is planned for this weekend. On Sunday, I will have to do it super early (~5:00 am) or after the Bio class (3:30 pm) that I teach. I’m leaning towards biting the bullet and doing it in the morning.
thanks for the comments as always! good luck for NYC marathon!