Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Training Tuesday: making progress


This week I've kept plugging away at the cross training and managed to get in a couple of really good (although short) runs.  It's progress.  Sunday night I actually had sore running muscles.  I haven't felt like that in a LONG time.  I even have an official training plan again (official because it's in a spreadsheet).  Structure is a good thing, people!

Monday 2-3-14 plan: REST/ actual: REST plus stretching and rolling

Tuesday 2-4-14 plan: RUN 30/XT 30 / actual: RUN 3 miles on indoor track in 30:15 (WOOT!!), XT Arc Trainer 1.3 miles in 30 min.  I loved this run.  It was a huge confidence booster and my heel didn't really hurt.  My calves and achilles need to relearn how to run in Newtons thought.

Wednesday 2-5-14 plan: SWIM 45 / actual: SWIM 1300 yds in 45 min

Thursday 2-6-14 plan: BIKE 90 / actual: BIKE 90 with no real clue as to distance or speed because my Garmin was dead. I guessed 13 mph for 19.5 miles.  This ride really wasn't fun.

Friday 2-7-14 plan: SWIM 45 / actual: SWIM 1600 yds in 48 min.  I have a baseline now for this workout and I want to see those 100s drop.

Saturday 2-8-14 plan: RUN 30/XT 30 / actual: RUN 3 miles on indoor track in 29:58 (WHAT?!?!?, I averaged a 9:59 pace!), XT Arc Trainer 1.46 miles in 30 min.  This run shocked me.  It was uncomfortable with my calves SCREAMING.  I really thought I was running so much slower than this so seeing my splits at the end was awesome.

Sunday 2-9-14 plan: BIKE 90 / actual BIKE 20.24 miles in 90 minutes.  Better ride than on Thursday but I'm not loving how much my girlie bits are still not used to these long rides.

Funny Encouragement Ecard: The Pity Train has just derailed @ the corner of Suck It Up and Move On, & crashed into We All Have Problems, before coming to a stop @ Build A Bridge and Get Over It.
stolen from Thea's blog
A successful week.  I'm sore but really not feeling injured and that makes me happy and ready to jump off the Pity Train.

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