Monday: 45 minutes bike, 15 minutes core/strength, 15 minutes elliptical, 41 minutes walking
Tuesday: 45 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes core, 30 minutes bike
Wednesday: craptastic 7.2 mile run
Thursday: 8.11 mile progression run
Friday: 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes core, 30 minutes bike
Saturday: 16.2 mile run, 30 minutes bike
Sunday: 1.75 mile hike, 4 mile run
Total Run Miles: 35.5
Total Cross Training Time: 276 minutes
This week went close to planned but was a little short on my running miles due to serious stomach issues mid-week. I don't feel bad about it, I had WAY more cross training in this week than last.
As for the stomach stuff, let's just say I'm very glad I think it's getting better. Wednesday's 9 miler turned into 7 (with 4 stops, yes 4.), and that made me shorten Thursday's from 12 to 8 just to try and ease into things. I have a sneaky suspicion a big part of it is I have not been hydrating enough, but I am keeping a close eye on nutrition for a while until it's all sorted out.
Other than Wednesdays really crappy run(pun intended)- the week went pretty smoothly. I stuck to my plan for cross training (actually added some) and was a lot more diligent about getting my core work in. The added cross training has really helped me get more time in without the added stress on the body.
I mentioned last week I MIGHT change the plan and do my 20 this week instead- but I ended up sticking with the 16 mainly because coffee got in the way. I did my run out by Lake Ontario so I could watch friends finish a 10 mile race. I got 16 in, and then was able to see everyone finish. We chatted and then I smelled coffee (not to mention I was up at 6...on a Saturday), and decided the 20 could wait until next weekend as planned. Priorities people.
Saturday night we had a big dinner with John's family as he had some relatives in from out of state. Big dinner with 2 glasses of wine (and early wake-up, with 16 miles) made for early bedtime...we camped in a tent and I tell you what...I slept better than I have in weeks. Since I wrote that post on sleep, I've really tried to be better about getting quality sleep- body needs time to rest and heal!
Sunday was a fun active day, it was also one of the first days in a long time John and I actually got the whole day together just us. We went hiking near some waterfalls, and I tell you what we got a workout in. There are 2 main water falls but there is a third if you are daring enough to climb up the second one. When I say climb up I mean, ropes, grabbing rocks, holding your breath and praying you don't fall. It was only a 1.75 mile hike round trip but definitely got some core work in balancing on rocks and logs, and upper body workout pulling yourself up to climb things.
This week will include a mixture of things. More cross training, track intervals, and my first 20 miler of this training cycle. Hopefully my stomach cooperates this week and I can actually get my mileage up (good thing about this past week was that it was supposed to be a step back week so the missing miles didn't do much).
It's time to stop babying myself, I need to push myself more and I am ready for that. I was asked this week what is holding me back from getting the times that I want, and the first thing that came to mind was myself. I get nervous adding mileage because I fear injury and other things that can come. But the thing is, I am not going to get where I want to be (particularly that A-goal that I keep locked up in Pandora's box) unless I start stepping out of my comfort zone more. This means pushing (cautiously) with my mileage, and getting more pace specific workouts in. So in terms of Wineglass Marathon training, that means it's time to start chugging training. Glass of miles after glass of workouts.
What was your best/worst run of the week?
What do you think holds you back?
Is it you, or someone/something?