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.