Training Totals: 5.16.2010

RECAP: The taper for my spring marathon has begun, and so far, so good. A Saturday long run of twelve miles is a heck of a lot more reasonable than a 22 miler. It was nice to feel like I could have handled more. Weight stayed constant this week, which is a little bit of a disappointment. I’d really like to be under 180 pounds for the marathon, even if it is just by a pound. I’m going to redouble the effort this week.

Anyway, here are the numbers

Summary

Work out streak: 137 days; (235 to go)

Run Streak: 89 Days

Average Weight – 181 (same as last week)

Running Miles: 36.5 miles in  5:20:56 for an average pace of 8:48 pace

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 0

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work: 0

Total exercise time: ~5:30 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 4 in 32:49

Tuesday – Ran 1 in 8:30

Wednesday – Ran 6 in 55:29

Thursday – Ran 6.5 in 56:48

Friday – Ran 2.5 in 20:44

Saturday – Ran 12 in 1:45:15

Sunday – Ran 4.5 in 41:21

Goals for Last Week:

1. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound or two. – FAIL

2. Pamper the hamstrings and feet so as to avoid injury down the final stretch. DONE

3. Write up plan for tackling the race FAIL

4. Don’t freak out. (SORTA)

Goals for Next Week:

1. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound or two.

2. Pamper the hamstrings and feet so as to avoid injury down the final stretch

3. Write up plan for tackling the race.

4. Don’t freak out.

4 thoughts on “Training Totals: 5.16.2010

  1. welcome to the taper! and injury free at that! if i remember correctly, you haven’t it made it to this point (in this injury-free status) before right? congrats on overcoming that huge barrier and taking it slow and steady. 🙂

    try not to go TOO crazy this week.

    • Yeah, I have never gotten to this point in marathon training without getting hurt! Now I’m worried I’m going to fall down a flight of stairs or something!

  2. Don’t freak about the weight as you taper. You *are* going to add a couple of pounds. That is perfectly normal. Remember – for each gram of carbs that you store, you will store three grams of water along with. The water will be released as you use the carbs on your most excellent adventure….

    • Gah! I know this makes sense, but man, I really want to be under 180 for the marathon… maybe that is unrealistic.

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