Training Totals 5.22.2011

RECAP: So that’s a month of weeks over fifty. I’m tired, but decidedly uninjured, and feeling good about where my running is right now. I ran my biggest week of the year this week at a little more than 51 miles, and ran my longest long run of the year at 14.25 miles, all of which makes me feel pretty damn good.

This week, I’ll take it to the next level by introducing a “work out” to my week. This week that work out is going to be racing the first of the Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series in Prospect Park. I don’t have particularly high hopes for the race, I am training too hard, I think, to really have a top notch race, but I do intend to go as fast as I possibly can, use it as a speed work out, hopefully go sub 22:30, and  meet more local runners.

This week also saw my run streak go over a month for the first time in a long, long while. Running streaks are stupid. There is no physical benefit to running one dumb mile, but for me, they are totally necessary. I do my best training when I convince myself to get out the door every day. I hope to keep this streak going at least until my fall marathon. After that, I’ll reevaluate.

Alright, the numbers

Summary:

Run Streak: 33 days

Average Weight – No clue, the scale is broken.

Running Miles: 51.2 in 7:26:19; average pace: 8:43

Bike Miles: 0

Body Weight Work: 50 minutes

Total exercise time: ~8.25 hours

Daily Breakdown:

Monday – 3.5 in 31:50; 30 minutes of body weight work, including 30 push ups and a 1 minute plank

Tuesday – a.m.: 3.5 in 30:25; p.m.: 5.5 in 47:00; 20 minutes of stretching and other body weight work.

Wednesday – 11 in 1:34:59

Thursday – 1 in 10:00

Friday – 4.5 in 35:15

Saturday – 8 in 1:05:47

Sunday – 14.25 in 2:11:03

Goals for Last Week:

  1. Run at least fifty miles – DONE!
  2. Body weight work at least three times – FAILED
  3. Exercise for one hour a day every weekday. – FAILED
  4. Bike to work one day – FAILED

Goals for Next Week:

  1. Run at least fifty miles
  2. Race, go sub 22:30
  3. Body weight work at least three times.

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