Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Training Tuesday: the anti-running plan

In case you hadn't noticed, there hasn't been much any running going on around these parts.  Too much training and racing in 2013 left me with a very pissed off left heel, complete with not just one but TWO heel spurs.  I'm an overachiever like that.  In an effort to get my heel to heal, I've been cross training like a beast.  I wish I could say a 2 hour trainer workout is a valid substitute for a 2 hour long run, but it really isn't.  Still, I'm putting in the work in the hopes that when my next race day gets here (in 18 days!), my heel is better, my running muscles remember what to do, and I still have the endurance to run for more than 5 minutes.  The race is only about 4.5 miles (new distance) and it's a trail run, so no matter what happens it's a PR, which helps take a little bit of the pressure off a bit.  Still, I'd like to be able to run the whole thing and finish in under an hour.

Here was the last week's training (every day also includes stretching plus a squat, push-up, plank challenge I'm doing):

Monday 1/6 - Bike 16.4 miles in 1:05:00

Tuesday 1/7 - Run 1 mile (untimed, I just had to go out and run in the -15* temps cuz I'm crazy like that), Bike intervals 11.34 miles in 45 min.  Yoga - 20 min.

Wednesday 1/8 - Arc Trainer - 3.08 miles in 1:15:00.

Thursday 1/9 - Bike tabata 11.25 miles in 45 min.

Friday 1/10 - Swim 1000 yds in 28 minutes.

Saturday 1/11 - Bike "long run" 26.5 miles in 2 hours.  This was HARD and I'm not sure the lady parts will ever recover.

Sunday 1/12 - rest

I managed to cover 65.45 miles on my trainer this week!  I'm not positive, but I think that has to be some kind of a record for me.

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