Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Week in Review

Total miles this week: (5/22-5/29)
land: 28.5 (down 2 miles from the last 2 weeks at 30)
pool: 7
total: 35.5

Plan next week: (5/30-6/5)
To begin the slow and appropriate process of increasing my weekly mileage. I am aiming for 31-34 miles this week. I'd also like to add a tad more cross training to my week.

This weekend (6/4) is my official start to marathon training!!

Long run-10 miles-9:52, 9:00, 9:21, 8:39, 8:56, 8:52, 9:049:08, 8:25, 8:09
I was late to meet up with the group, so I ran this alone, which was okay-I had just downloaded new music to my ipod.

Body Pump. Active recovery day.

Track- ~7 miles total
2 miles warm up
Set 1:
800- 3:31
400 easy
400- 1:41
200(?) easy
Set 2:
800: 3:28
400 easy
200 easy
Set 3:
800: 3:22
400 easy
400- 1:35
200 easy
Set 4:
800- Felt like I could not catch my breath, only 300 completed.
400 easy
400- 1:36 (Coach let me because my shut down in last 800 was not due to anything hurting)
200 easy
1 mile cool down

All in all I am VERY happy with today's workout.

Pool running x70 minutes with Maria Sherwell. ~7 miles.

Rest day

Easy 7 miles very early in the morning. I love getting my runs done before most of the world wakes up, it's so peaceful and mind clearing.

Save the Trees 5k. Garmin: 23:10. 4.5 miles total for the day.
1st race since returning back from being injured. I haven't raced raced, really since September of last year, so I had nerves on board.
The race was a 9am start, very hot and humid. Greg and I did a 1 mile warm up and sweat was dripping down our faces within the 1sr .25 mile of our very slow jog-not a good sign.
So nerves, plus heat, plus I started fast and finished slow, (Sorry Coach George) and mentally crumbled and walked for a few seconds = no PR, and rightfully so... but this was my 1st race in a very long time, so I'm not going to be hard on myself.
I am a little perturb they have my offical finish time as 23:27!! My Garmin says 23:10. I know times never match up, and are always a few seconds off, but 17 seconds, sorry no. When I turned the corner back to the finish the clock said 22:49, and I remember thinking to sprint because maybe I could still make it under 23 minutes-so I am sticking with my Garmin time. It seems more feasible 23:10, then 23:27. I didn't jog my way to the finish from the point on where I saw that clock!!
I'm not sure who to write to protest this for this race, but I plan too!

Recovery from a very late night in Atlantic City. I plan to make this the last time I drink so much, it just ruins my training, really. Plus I have about 7lbs left to lose, and drinking sugary drinks does not help this cause. I will continue to have the occasional wine glass or beer, but no more craziness. I too old, and I want to take the training seriously.


  1. I really like the progression on Tuesday's workout, how you started conservative, then dialed it down a bit on each one.

  2. thanks, it felt good! I'm trying really hard to do what Coach G wants...start slow, finish fast! (Im a notorious start fast, burn out faster) blarg

  3. Nice week. You can probably email the race director with your Garmin data and they will make the change official. Hot 5Ks are tough. Congrats on getting back at racing!

  4. thanks! I will do that and see what the race director says.
    Congrats to you as well in returning!