Sunday, March 25, 2012

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon - Week 10 training

Since it is less than 2 months till my second marathon.  I decided to start breaking down my training summaries into weekly summaries versus monthly.  Week 9 was about getting back on track for me.  I suffered a sinus infection last week due to some major allergy issues.  They are back to normal now and I am back training without any issues.  Overall it was a pretty good week.  The weather here was outstanding, but very warm and humid.  My long run for the week was 15 miles.  I was fairly happy with how it went, but I was a little slower than I had hoped and it felt like I was working a little harder than I should have been to run that pace.  The humidity was at 93%, so hopefully this had something to do with it.  Also this week, I had my first private swim lesson.  It went really well and I was not as far off as I thought.  A couple quick adjustments and the difference was tremendous.  My trainer was very impressed with my buoyancy.  Hopefully it was not a polite way of saying your fat ass butt floats good.  The best news of this week is that I lost another 2 lbs bringing my total loss for 2012 to 16 pouns.  I am still not at my race weight goal, but I am already 5 pounds less than when I ran the marathon last year.  

Up for this week, more running, swimming, and cycling.  My long run this week will be 20 miles and I am sure it will be on my mind all week.  I also want to get back on track with a little speed work.  I'm disappointed I let that slide last week.  

Rest day

26 mile ride with an average speed of 17.7

8 mile run with an average pace of 9:24

30 minute private swim lesson
5 mile run with an average pace of 9:18

25 mile ride with an average speed of 17.7

15 mile run with an average pace of 9:31

8 mile run with an average pace of 9:18
500 yard swim

Miles:  87
Time:  9 hours 18 minutes
Cals burned:  8,430

Weight loss:  2 lbs lost.



inspirunning said...

solid week!! big week next week, exciting!!! keep up the hard efforts... it's paying off already!

Matty O said...

Good stuff buddy, think I got wind of that sinus infection today :(

You will crush this 20 miler. This is the last important run :) and then it's all easy right?

Some people either get the whole "floating" thing or they look like an upside down V in the water haha. Glad the lessons went well!

Anonymous said...

2lbs lost!!!! FTW!!!!!