Sunday, January 9, 2011

Week 2 of 20 - Ok, who hooked up a trailer?

The Cleveland Marathon is on May 15th this year.  This past week was my second week of what will be 20 weeks of training.  After a day off on Monday.  I was really excited to get back to work on Tuesday.  Unfortunately, Tuesday's run was quite a struggle.  I wasn't exactly sure why, but my 3 runs this week felt like I was towing a trailer behind me.  It got better as the week went on and I felt my best today.  A good friend of mine mentioned that it could be dead legs.  I will hope this is what it was and hopefully things will get better this week.  The good news is that I lost 3 pounds this week.  I hope to continue to lose weight through the beginning of this year as I believe it will help me pick up some speed.  I also completed my first speed drills on Thursday.  

Running:  30 total miles
                 - 10 Outside
                 - 20 Inside
Average Pace 9:02

Cycling:  Two 45 minute spin sessions on the CycleOps.

Swimming: 2 short sessions

Weight training:  1 session:  Bench 1x12 160lbs 1x4 185lbs 1x2 205lbs
                                             Incline Bench 3x12 115lbs
                                             T-Bar Row 3x15 75lbs
                                             Close Grip Pullups 3x13 (Weight assisted)
                                             Military Press 3x12 55lbs
                                             Pull ups 3x15 15lbs

Weight training session 2:  Incline curls 3x12 25 lbs
                                           Preacher curls 3x10 80lbs
                                           Tricep pulldown 3x15 70lbs
                                           Reverse Tri pulldown (one arm) 3x15 40lbs
                                           Reverse Preacher curl (straight bar) 3x12 35lbs

Calories burned:  6,924
Weight loss this week:  3lbs
Weight loss YTD:  3lbs
Overall, I was pretty disappointed with this week.  With the start of the new year.  I expected to be more inspired, but fought a defeated attitude most of the week.  Most of that was gone today, so hopefully it is past me.  This coming week will be more of the same.  I will be running another 30-32 miles this week.  With a long run of 13 planned for Saturday.  I am counting down the days for when I can get outside and cross train on the bike.  


1 comment:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Welcome to the winter months of an endurance athelte, especially where we live, its cold, its miserable, we hate training indoors and its next to impossible to train outdoors