Monday, May 30, 2011

Week 1 of Akron Marathon Training

It is hard to believe that the Cleveland Marathon was only two weeks ago.  It feels like it was months ago, except for when I run.  You probably already know, but I pulled out of the Buffalo Marathon to focus on getting in better shape for the rest of the year.  I would like to continue to become a better distance runner was well as lose another 20-30 lbs.  So,  I will chronicle my training through weekly updates.  Kinda like I did during the Cleveland preparation.  I'll be focusing on running the Akron Marathon this fall as well as a bunch of other events throughout the summer.

This week was pretty good to me.  We finally had some good weather here this weekend and I took advantage of it by riding over a 130 miles this weekend.  I also cross-trained by playing some flag football.  I played quarterback and led our team to an impressive victory too.  I decided to go hardcore yesterday and worked on hill's the elevation profile from my ride.

The ride went better than expected, but I got a little aggressive with the miles at the end.  I bonked pretty hard with 6 to go.  Ran out of both water and good.  Thankfully, the last bit was downhill.  So it wasn't too miserable.  All-in-all it was a fun ride and I earned a few beers that afternoon.  Unfortunately, I ate something that made me sick and I spent the evening wishing for death and watching my favorite nascar driver run out of gas one turn from the win.

This week, I will be focusing on improving my bike endurance as well as maintaining my running legs.  This weekend has a couple cools events i've been looking forward too.  On Saturday is Pedal with Pete Charity Ride and Sunday is the Lake Health Half Marathon as well as the Ride United Charity Ride.  I'd like to do two out of the three.  I'll see how the legs feel and what the weather is before I decide.

Running:  7.50 miles with an average pace of 9:20

Cycling:  140 miles with an average speed of 16.8

1 flag football game

Total time:  10 hrs 53 min.

Cals burned:  7,384


1 comment:

BDD said...

Are you a hills guy? I hate the hills. I prefer flat, I know, I know, so many bikers love hills, I dont.