Training Totals 8.28.2011

RECAP: Another week in suck city. I had to have a routine medical procedure this week which laid me up for two days. Then there was a goddamn hurricane. All in all it sucked, and the less said about it the better.

Alright, the numbers:

Summary:

Run Streak: 4 days

Average Weight –186.7

Running Miles: 34  in 5:26:23

Bike Miles: 0

Body Weight Work: 2 times

Total exercise time: ~6 hours

Daily Breakdown:

Monday – 5 in 49:00; W3D3 (16, 17, 14, 14, 24) for a total of 81

Tuesday – 0

Wednesday – 0

Thursday – 9.5 in 1:26:00; Max rep push up test – 31

Friday – 5 in 1:00:00

Saturday – 10 in 1:33:59

Sunday – 4.5 in 36:24

Goals for Last Week:

  1. Three days of body weight work – FAILED
  2. Run at least 45 miles, ideally 50 – FAILED
  3. Survive to fight another day – DONE?
  4. Lose a pound – DONE

Looking Ahead

This was another tough week in what has been a tough and disappointing month. At this point, I just need to put it behind me and concentrate on salvaging my fall marathon. Its going to be balls out from here on out.

Goals for Next Week:

  1. Run everyday
  2. Run at least fifty miles
  3. Exercise, including bodyweight work and stretching, for a total of ten hours
  4. Lose a pound

Training for the week of 8/21/2011

RECAP: Once again lately life has gotten in the way. I wasn’t running well, and the lack of running lead to a lack of blogging. Isn’t it always the way? After a pathetic 25 miles  last week, this week was much better – 50 miles in six runs. I’ll take it.

Alright, the numbers:

Summary:

Run Streak: 7 days

Average Weight –186.7

Running Miles: 50.2 in 7:48:43

Bike Miles: 0

Body Weight Work: 2 times

Total exercise time: ~8 hours

Daily Breakdown:

Monday – 4.75 in 41:38; 100 push up challenge W2D1 (14, 14, 10, 10, 16) for a total of 64

Tuesday – 3.5 warm up in 31:00; 3 track workout in 19; 2.5 cool down in 25:01

Wednesday – 10 in 1:34:05

Thursday – 5 in 45:48; W2D2 (14,16,12,12,19) total of 73

Friday – 4.5 in 37:05

Saturday – 17 in 2:54:57

Sunday – 0

Goals for Last Week:

n/a

Goals for Next Week:

  1. Three days of body weight work
  2. Run at least 45 miles, ideally 50
  3. Survive to fight another day
  4. Lose a pound

Looking ahead:

I am having a medical procedure this week that is going to lay me up for a day or two, so fifty miles for the week is going to be a stretch. If I can run Wednesday, I’ll be good, if I can’t I’m screwed. I am definitely going to miss my speed session this week, so I’ll need to find time for an individual workout somewhere in here.

Training Totals Week Ending 7-24-2011

RECAP: People, it is goddamn hot out there. Temps have been around a hundred since Thursday and that has hurt my running something serious. I did get out there everyday, but I fell really short of my weekly goal of 55 miles. This coming week will be a different story though, I guarantee it.

Yesterday I was scheduled to do fifteen miles, I really didn’t want to, but I missed my long run last week so I knew I had to get it done. There was just no way I was going to do 15 outside, so I headed to the gym and grunted through two hours on the treadmill. Boring, but I got 13 done. I’m really hoping the heat breaks, ‘cause I have a big week planned.

Alright, numbers:

Summary:

Run Streak: 7 days

Average Weight – A troubling 182 this Saturday.

Running Miles: 37 in 5:48:13

Bike Miles: 0

Body Weight Work: 40 minutes

Total exercise time: ~6 hours

Daily Breakdown:

Monday – 4.5 in 40:00; 20 minutes of body weight work (25 push ups, training the l-sit, other stuff)

Tuesday – 10 in 1:38:05

Wednesday – 3 in 28:10

Thursday – 1 in 10:20

Friday – 1 in 10:00

Saturday – 13 in 2:00:00

Sunday – 4.5 in 41:38

Goals for Last Week:

1. n/a

Goals for Next Week:

1. Run at least sixty miles (a new one week record)

2. Body weight work at least three times.

Looking ahead: The weather is not cooperating, but it is time to get serious. If I am going to run a strong fall marathon, I have got to take it up a not. Consistency is the name of the game from here on out. Starting in the first week of August, I am scheduled to start a speed work class with my club, which I’ll be writing about more later, but for this week, there is one goal: Get.in.the.miles. Lots of them. I’ll try to get one workout in if the heat breaks, but even if I have to hobble along at a ten minute mile, I am going to get sixty miles.

Training Totals: 4.4.10

RECAP: Well, life got the better of me this week. I was in New York for Passover for part of the week and then in Connecticut for Easter for the other part (I’m in an interfaith relationship, the spring gets complicated). I made my running goals for the week, but little else, and fell far short of my goal of working out for seven hours. This week, with an 18 mile long run scheduled, plus less in the way of work and social commitments, I should be able to finally hit the seven hour mark.

On the plus side, I am getting faster! This week’s 15 miler was done at exactly a nine minute per mile pace and my average pace for the week was 8:49. I’m pretty proud of that. Admittedly part of why the long run was so fast was that I did it on an almost entirely flat course. The course I normally run is much hillier, as is the course of Vermont City, but still, just being able to knock out that 15 miler with minimal pain and suffering and at such a good pace made me feel pretty goddamn good.

Anyway, here are the numbers.

Summary

Work out streak: 95 days; (291 to go)

Run Streak: 47 Days

Average Weight – 185 (lost one pound from last week)

Running Miles: 35 in 5:08:09 average pace: 8:49

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 0

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work: 0

Total exercise time: ~5 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 3 in 25:59

Tuesday – Ran 4 in 34:11

Wednesday – Ran 5 in 47:24

Thursday – Ran 4 in 34:23

Friday – Ran 2 in 15:30

Saturday – Ran 15 in 2:14:54 (!)

Sunday – Ran 2 in 15:48 (!)

Goals for Last Week:

1.    Keep long run consistent at 15 miles – DONE!

2.    Exercise for at least seven hours – FAILED

3.    Increase midweek run to five miles – DONE!

4.    Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound. – DONE!

Goals for Next Week:

1. Increase long run to 18 miles

2. Exercise for at least seven hours

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

4. Get run done before heading out for work.

Training Totals 3.29.10

RECAP: 15 miles. Yeah, it hurt a little at the end, but generally, I felt pretty good. I have run well over a hundred mile in Prospect Park, from my first couple of miles in training for my first marathon to these fifteen. It felt great to do a strong long run there on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

In other news, I’m getting closer and closer to my goal of working out at least ten hours a week. I’m trying to be good about upping my mileage at a reasonable pace, so I am getting in the extra exercise time on either the bike or by swimming. I should be using the erg more, cause it is a great work out, but I just can’t face the thing recently. But, while total workout time is improving, I am still floundering a little on upping the mileage of the daily runs. I think this week, since I plan to keep the long run constant at 15 miles, it should be easy to increase the mid week run to five miles.

Anyway, here are the numbers.

Summary

Work out streak: 88 days; (291 to go)

Run Streak: 40 Days

Average Weight – 186 (lost one pound from last week)

Running Miles: 33 in 5:04:49 average pace: 9:15

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 30:00 (currently, the only biking I am doing is on a spin bike at the gym, I have no idea how many miles I’m riding)

Swim Miles: .5 in 30:00

Body weight exercises and balance work: 10:00

Total exercise time: ~6 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 3 in 27:00

Tuesday – Ran 4 in 36:25; swam 1100 yard in 30:00

Wednesday – Ran 4 in 33:58; Body Weight Work 10:00 (86 push ups)

Thursday – Ran 4 in 36:23; Bike 30:00

Friday – Ran 1 in 8:33

Saturday – Ran 15 in 2:24:30

Sunday – Ran 2 in 18:00

Goals for Last Week:

1. Increase long run to 15 miles – DONE!

2. Exercise for at least six hours – DONE

3. Increase daily runs – FAIL

4. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound. – DONE!

Goals for Next Week:

1.    Keep long run consistent at 15 miles

2.    Exercise for at least seven hours

3.    Increase midweek run to five miles

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

Training Totals 3.14.10

RECAP: Crossing the line between working out less than five hours a week and more than five hours a week is big. Most anyone can work in less than five hours of exercise into their week without too much trouble. More than five hours – that means you’re giving up other shit. This week, I barely squeaked in at exactly five hours, and I feel pretty good about that.

I also increased my long run (finally) to a respectable 10 miles. This was a tough one to finish not because it was physically all that hard, I felt very strong at the end, but because I had to do the damn thing on a tread mill. I had gotten caught in New York during a nor’easter without proper running gear, and so to the gym I went. Ten miles on a treadmill is awful. I do not recommend it.

I’ve kind of half assedly started the hundred push up challenge. My current single set max is 48. I only did two days of week one, but this week, I plan to get all three work outs in. In this first week, I didn’t find it all that challenging. I’m thinking when I am done with it for pushups I might modify the program and use it to get to a hundred pull ups.

All in all, I am feeling really good about my running right now. I will probably write a separate post about this, but I have found this exercise streak to be a real asset. Getting out everyday has eliminated all the excuses I can come up with, and I think it has really improved my fitness.

Whatever, here are the numbers.

Summary

Work out streak: 72 days; (293 to go)

Average Weight – 187 (one pound less than last week)

Running Miles: 25 in 4:02:07 average pace: 8:59

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 45:00 (currently, the only biking I am doing is on a spin bike at the gym, I have no idea how many miles I’m riding)

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work: 20:00

Total exercise time: ~5 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 2 in 16:39

Tuesday – Ran 2 in 16:46; Body weight work 15:00 (60 push ups; 20 pull ups)

Wednesday – Ran 4 in 32:49

Thursday – Ran 4 in 36:34; bike 45:00; body weight work 10:00 (68 push ups)

Friday – Ran 3 in 27:30

Saturday – Ran 10 in 1:34:06

Sunday – Ran 2 in 18:22

Goals for Last Week:

1. Increase total exercise time to at least five hours – DONE

2. Increase long run to double digits – DONE!

3. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound. – DONE

4. Do bodyweight work at least twice DONE

5. Remember that long slow runs are supposed to be long, but they are also supposed to be slow. You haven’t been injured now for months, let’s keep it that way. – SORTA?

Goals for Next Week:

1. Increase total exercise time to at least six hours.

2. Increase long run to twelve miles

3. Increase midweek runs

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

Training Totals for 2.28.10

RECAP: Finally caught up with the weekly totals and finally, after six months of battling injuries and slowly recovering, back up to what I think is a reasonable amount of weekly mileage. I have high hopes for this year in running, I want to be consistent, I want to be faster and most importantly, I don’t want to get hurt. We’re two months in to the year and so far, so good.

Anyway, here are the numbers.

Summary

Work out streak: 58 days; (256 to go)

Average Weight – 190

Running Miles: 25 in 3:53:40average pace: 9:21

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 1:15:00 (currently, the only biking I am doing is on a spin bike at the gym, I have no idea how many miles I’m riding)

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work: 30:00

Total exercise time: ~4:30

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 2 in 18:28

Tuesday – Ran 2 in 18:45

Wednesday – Ran 4.5 in 43:36

Thursday – Ran 4.5 in 42:55; Body Weight Work – 100 push ups, 40 pull ups; Bike 30:00

Friday – Ran 2 in 18:35; Bikes 45:00

Saturday – Ran 8 in 1:12:58

Sunday – Ran 2 in 18:23

Goals for Last Week:

n/a

Goals for Next Week:

1. Increase total exercise time to at least five hours

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

3. Write something of interest for this blog other than my utterly boring training totals.