Well, that's a wrap of my first month of marathon training. Apart from the 2nd week. I am pretty satisfied with how things have gone during the first month. I had two long runs during the month of 13 miles. The first at 2:06 and the second was at 2:03. Both were indoors, but I am off from my best time of 1:55 at the end of November. Hopefully my lack of speed so far has more to do with running indoors than anything else. I was also excited to lose 2 more pounds this week, which makes 6 for the month of January so far. One goal of mine is to improve my power to weight ratio by March. I also made it through a week without Diet Coke. I gave up of regular pop several years ago, but have been drinking 1-2 glasses of diet pop a day since. To be honest. I really haven't missed it that much. The plan for this week is to rest today and start back up tomorrow. My long run will be a 15 mile run on Saturday. It may be a little rough as I am scheduled to run 4 the day before. I will also be spending plenty of time on the bike and continue to work on swim technique.
Running: 33 total miles
- 0 Outside
- 33 Inside
Average Pace 9:24
Cycling: 2 1/2 hours on the trainer.
Swimming: 1 swim session.
Weight training: 1 session: Bench 1x12 160lbs 1x4 185lbs 1x2 205lbs
Incline Bench 3x10 115lbs
T-Bar Row 2x15 75lbs
Close Grip Pullups 3x10 (Weight assisted)
Military Press 3x12 55lbs
Pull ups 3x15 15lbs
Weight training session 2: Incline curls 3x12 25 lbs
Preacher curls 3x12 65lbs
Tricep pulldown 3x15 70lbs
Reverse Tri pulldown (one arm) 3x15 40lbs
Reverse Preacher curl (straight bar) 3x12 35lbs
Calories burned: 7,408
Weight loss this week: 2lbs
Weight loss YTD: 6lbs