Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week 3 of 20 Marathon training

This is a late post as I had planned on writing this while I was off yesterday, but Garmin Connect was a massive fail being down that past day and a half --- The Cleveland Marathon is on May 15th this year.  This past week was my third week of what will be 20 weeks of training.  I feel like this week was a complete 180 degree turnaround from last week.  I am not sure what my deal was last week, but I believe it was either dead legs or the fact I didn't have a proper pre-workout snack.  With cycling, I know exactly what to eat and when.  I have bonked enough before to know what I need for the miles that day.  So, running will take some dietary trial and errors.  Saturday was my long run of the week, which was 13 miles.  It was the most I have ran at one time since the fall classic half marathon the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  The good news is that I survived.  The bad news was that I've lost 6 minutes off my half marathon time already.  What I am most surprised about was how I felt the next day.  I ran 2 halves last year and felt like death the next couple days.  Actually, walked backwards down the stairs.  Lol.  Well, this time.  I felt outstanding on Sunday.  My plan called for only 3 miles, so I bricked it with a spin class.  I felt so good that I ran my best time on Sunday at a sub 9 minute pace.  So, I feel much better heading into this week.   

Running:  32 total miles
                 - 0 Outside
                 - 32 Inside
Average Pace 9:24

Cycling:  2 1/2 hours on the trainer.

Swimming: No swimming :(

Weight training:  1 session:  Bench 1x12 160lbs 1x4 185lbs 1x2 205lbs
                                             Incline Bench 3x12 115lbs
                                             T-Bar Row 3x15 75lbs
                                             Close Grip Pullups 3x14 (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:  7,125
Weight loss this week:  1lbs
Weight loss YTD:  4lbs

My goals for this week will be to get back on track with the swimming, improve average pace time to back around 9, and to get back outside for some runs.  



Christina said...

Holy crap that's a lot of calories! Look forward to reading more posts about the training.

Christina (Twitter @ChristinaD222)

She said I need a goal said...

nice job!! I really need to start tracking stuff.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Swimaggedon, embrace the torture

Caratunk Girl said...

Awesome job (hey and thank you for stopping by my blog for some bike porn!)

I am with BDD, do the swimming. It really has improved my running. Weird, right? You are doing awesome, I am looking forward to following your journey!

Beal88 said...

Thanks everyone for the support. I really appreciate it!