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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  


  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.

    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.....