Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LPM Training Week 2

I did a lot of re arranging of this week training plan.  Still I got every workout in minus yoga again. I did stretch for 20 minutes after each run but couldn't get myself to go to a class.  Maybe I need to look into some video options.

Monday
Planned: Kickboxing
Actual: Kickboxing.
My legs felt pretty tired and sore from spin class the day before but it felt good to loosen them up.  I stayed in the same left corner I was in last week and was surrounded by many of the same people, which made it fun.

Tuesday
Planned: 3 mile run
Actual: 3.38 run
I felt pretty strong on the treadmill.  I started at 5.1 instead of the 5.0 from last week. (small changes)  and maintained that pace until I reached 2.5 miles.  Then I increased by .1 until I reached 6.0 which resulted in 3.38 miles.  I'm not anywhere near being able to run at my 10 minute or sub 10 minute pace right now, but I didn't want to die when I ran it for a minute, so it's not the furthest thing away.

Wednesday
Planned: Spin Class
Actual: Walked 2.5 miles
I am not a morning exerciser.  But I know that getting a bike in the afternoon spin classes is tough.  Most people stand and wait for 30+ minutes to get a bike.  Instead of standing in line I thought it would be easier to get into the spin class at 5:30 am.  I managed to get myself to the gym by 5:15 but I wasn't early enough to get a bike.  Since I was already there I did the walk that I had planed for Sunday.  I walked 2.57 miles before heading back home to start my day.

Thursday
Planned: Run 4 miles
Actual: Rest
After a wild day at school (valentines day is way more popular than Halloween)   I went directly to the gym to knock out my four mile run.  As soon as I started walking to warm up, I realized how dead my legs felt.  I started to jog and felt like I was dragging a rhinoceros.  I did the mental play back and realized that I hadn't taken a rest day.  Rather than torture myself, I hopped off and went home.

Friday
Planned: Rest
Actual: Run 4 miles
After skipping my run the day before I wasn't sure if I would have time to fit it in on Friday.  I went into work for a few hours (Professional Development day)  and then had a few errands to complete before making my flight to Florida.  Thankfully I got everything done with plenty of time.  I made my way over to The Crossings and notsogracefully changed in my car before heading out.  I felt pretty comfortable. The second mile was slower than the rest because I went off the bike path where there was still a lot of crunchy snow and ice but kept within the 11:00s for 3 miles.  My last mile ended up being 10:50.  Hello negative split ! and a big hello to the 10s,  I quickly changed in my car again and headed off to the airport and Florida.

Saturday
Planned:  Long Run 5 miles
Actual: 13 mile bike ride (beach cruiser)
So I didn't actually get a spin class in this week, but I did get a bike ride. It was my dad's birthday so he and I went for a ride around the neighborhood.  I borrowed my moms bike which is a beach cruiser so it required a little more effort to move around than a spin bike.

Sunday
Planned: Walk 2.5 / Yoga
Actual:  Long Run 5 miles

I wrote about it here with pictures & all.  But the shortened version   It was a good run, it was windy but flat and my average pace was 11:00 (wohoo!)

More miles this week, more time, and lower pace!




Overall another successful training week.  I worry that my mileage is way too low but I'm hoping I'm making up for some of it with the walking, biking, and kickboxing.  

2 comments:

  1. Great work! My plan never stays the same. I run my life, run doesn't run my life! Looks like you had a similar Valentines day as me....most of my chocolates are in my cabinet at school, ready to be given away/discarded! Sigh. I want them. But I loathe them.

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    1. Luckily I have quite a bit of room for flexibility. Once I'm back to work it's even easier to keep a routine. Thankfully I'm not a huge chocolate fan, so I can store it in my apartment without it torturing me too much. If it were cheese on the other hand.....

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