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 3.7.2010

RECAP: A busy, busy week with work, packing and moving most of what I own to NY. (E is living in NY, and I living in D.C. for the next six months. Since NY will be our permanent home, most of our furniture is now up there with her). I was able to get my runs in every day, but little else and fell a little short of the five hours of exercise goal. Whatever, I’m sure I will hit it next week.

In doing this summary, I noticed that my average pace was sub 9 for the first time in a long, long while. That is probably a sign that I was pushing it too much. I need to make sure that on most of my runs I am taking it down a notch or else I am going to get hurt.

In other exciting news, seems like winter is finally over in D.C. I ran in shorts this weekend for the first time in months and man did it feel good.

Anyway, here are the numbers.

Summary

Work out streak: 65 days; (300 to go)

Average Weight – 188 (two pounds less than last week)

Running Miles: 25 in 3:43:56 average pace: 8:58

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 1:00:00 (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: 0:00

Total exercise time: ~4:45

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 2 in 16:39

Tuesday – Ran 2 in 16:18

Wednesday – Ran 4 in 34:57

Thursday – Ran 4 in 34:47

Friday – Ran 3 in 27:41

Saturday – Ran 8 in 1:14:23

Sunday – Ran 2 in 19:11; bike 1:00:00

Goals for Last Week:

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

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

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

Goals for Next Week:

1. Increase total exercise time to at least five hours

2. Increase long run to double digits

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

4. Do bodyweight work at least twice

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.