Weekly Training Goals (7/6 – 7/12)

But, first – last week’s results:

June 29 – July 5, 2009

Monday: strength training (45 minutes), elliptical (15 minutes); more or less – I did 50 minute of strength, including abs & push-ups & 10 minutes of elliptical, but got in the hour I was anticipating.

Tuesday: six mile easy run – ummmm….no. Slacker! I got lost (again) on my way to the trail, and have decided that I can no longer plan trail runs for nights after I work, because it’s just impractical to get there in a reasonable timeframe. Now that I have school work as well, I need to get in my workout immediately after work so I can come home & study/do homework.

Wednesday: braving the gym post-work again for a swim & bike brick – ummm….hmmm….I ran. 4 miles. And it was 11 million degrees. no swim/bike

Thursday: three mile easy run – finally, full success! I ran another 4 miles (since I’d only run 4 instead of 6 earlier in the week). I did an am run, and it was so much better than the night before’s!

Friday: rest day, I think – wait! I did this! wooo!

Saturday: Foot Traffic Half Marathon! – again, success. Which I may have mentioned Saturday 🙂

Sunday: swim/bike – I’m not sure what I was thinking with this plan. My quads are so trashed that by last evening I could barely walk. The architect has an old friend visiting, so we took her on a walking tour of downtown managing to stop at two bars AND Cupcake Jones where we ran into her (she was not getting cupcakes), and the walk was good, if slow. We probably walked about 3 miles total, which was probably just what I needed.

July 6 – July 12, 2009

Monday: post-work swim, upper body strength (+abs & push-ups)

Tuesday: easy 3 mile run

Wednesday: 90 minute bike ride

Thursday: easy 3 mile run (am); yoga (pm)

Friday: easy 6 mile trail run; swim

Saturday: 9 mile long run

Sunday: swim/bike brick

This is a weird schedule week, so I’m going to try to hit all my workouts & still be flexible. Now that I’m less than a month away from my triathlon, I’m going to concentrate more on hitting the swims & bikes instead of all the runs (although long runs still important). I am only working Monday & Thursday this week. Tuesday noonish, I leave for a quick overnight trip to Seattle for a concert, so I’m going to do my run in the morning, and then my Wednesday bike mid-afternoon when I get back. Sunday I’m volunteering at a trail race, so I’m going to hit the gym for a swim on my way home (I’ll be at the race from 7ish to noonish, I think) and then bike when I get home.

I also need to keep up the strength training, and am glad that my next 10 week yoga session is starting up again.

I am also going to try to stretch for 10 minutes before I go to bed every night – that’s really not too much to ask, right?

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

Recent Comments

  • RunToFinish
    July 6, 2009 - 9:33 am ·

    wow less than a month until your tri?! where did the time go! So far it looks like you are doing good with being flexible and enjoying the schedule

  • Alisa
    July 6, 2009 - 9:44 am ·

    I think you got it in the bag! Sounds like a great week planned.

    Concert Seattle?

  • kristen
    July 7, 2009 - 8:35 am ·

    I just read your PR post. Way to go biatch!! That’s f’in sweet. 2:00+mintues is alot! All that training really paid off. I see your not taking much time off before you hit the workouts again. I read an article the other day that mentioned something about leg cramps. You might be low on salt. Especially if you were running for that long in the heat. I got leg cramps the other day when I was swimming so I am upping the salt intake to see if it helps.

    Great job again, girl. Seriosly awesome!

    • gazelle
      July 11, 2009 - 11:12 am ·

      I am going to check out those salt tablets – I think I lose so much salt in the heat, and I don’t eat enough (weird for an American, right?) to replace it!

  • Emily
    July 8, 2009 - 5:28 pm ·

    You are very much inspiring me right now with the weekly goals and recaps. I haven’t really stuck to anything in a long time now. I’m lacking inspiration in this facet of my life. Must start again!

  • Tara
    July 8, 2009 - 8:12 pm ·

    great workouts and rocking that half!!!

    is there a tri training schedule you’ve been using? I am trying to get used to balancing marathon training & getting in swimming/biking…so much to do and so little time it seems!

    • gazelle
      July 9, 2009 - 5:50 pm ·

      I am just kind of making it up as I go along. If I love it & want to do another, I might do a more organized schedule. I suck at doing stuff that ISN”T running, so I definitely need to do something different if I go for a longer distance tri.

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