Not much going on this week! I am still reading Natural Running, I am actually a reasonably quick reader but I am just short on time. I broke through the 100 mile mark on my Kinvara’s and have no problems with them. My schedule since the New Year trainingwise is ok, I am not on a plan so I am in effect making it up as I go along running Mon, Wed and Fri, cross training Tues and Thurs and doing something at the weekend, either a longer run or a bike ride. I have been out this week mostly in the mornings, that’s an approx 5:00am start…four of these on the trot and come Friday night I am bushed!
So this week looked like this, the comments are from my log, so it’s a bit inside baseball:
1/1/11 – Yoga, 20 mins yoga following a Gaim DVD. So stiff...the only way is up!
1/2/11 - Run, 6.05 M RD 49:17. Easy six, was raining...oh well, looking for a negative split on the way back, squeaked it in by a minute or so 8:18, 8:15, 8:23, 8:34, 7:56, 7:33
1/3/11 – Run 4.01 M TM 33:03. What should have been an easy Z2 4 miles became an I am bored let’s ramp up the TM speed then became an OMG zero energy and then WTF I can’t cool down! It’s cold (50f) and the gym had the heating on! I couldn't cool down and had to stand outside for 10 mins to try to get things under control. Should have just stuck to the plan! 8:07, 7:37, 7:12, 9:58
1/4/11 – Bike 16.31 M RD 1:07:18 Very windy and therefore very cold; 3 layers, need my shoe covers! L&M died after 40m need to charge it longer, nevertheless a solid ride with a lower than average ave speed. And I am done for the day!
1/5/11 – Run 4.68 M TR 41:55 Slow paced run, energy levels low, most likely due to reduced diet and still carrying this cold, but it`s always good to get out and click off some miles
1/6/11 – Bike 12.87 M RD 00:42:31 A very windy ride, cut short by the clock! In the evening had a good rollout on quads, hams, calves on Triggerpoint Roller
1/7/11 – Run 5.01 M RD 42:32 Nice and steady accelerator run, barely noticed the effort to pick up 8:46, 8:40. 8:30. 8:22, 8:06
So nothing mind shattering as you can see, but some steadiness and a pretty good mix, my cold thing is on it’s way out and once I finish the book I will start the transition to forefoot proper, from there I want to get on a good HM plan, I am thinking FIRST again, and find a race (with a couple of back ups to shoot for a 1:30 probably around April/May Laguna or Pasadena are real solid possibilities. As it stands my only racing commitment this year so far is the 13.1 next weekend.
I am only only 5 days into calorie counting but I am really liking loseit.com, it’s very easy on the iPhone and the web and takes very little time, especially if you are like me and you eat the same things a lot! The weight is starting to shift, but it is early days and those are the easy pounds! I am logging everything on the i8this site too, check it out!
And that’s about it for the week, have a great weekend!