Training Goals – 1/11 – 1/17

But first, the recap!

Training Goals – 1/4 – 1/10

Monday: rest – SUCCESS! You guys, I totally rock those rest days. I am a CHAMP!

Tuesday: weights + elliptical – SUCCESS! 45 minutes of weights + abs & 20 minutes on the elliptical

Wednesday: run – 5 miles – partial SUCCESS! I ran 3.15 miles instead of 5, because I am a pansy & it was cold & windy.

Thursday: weights + elliptical – partial FAIL! I took a rest day (which I am going to address in this week’s goals, BUT I made the important part of this workout up.

Friday: run – 5 miles – partial SUCCESS! Again, I didn’t hit the distance (damn you, cold & wind!), but I did run 2.65 miles.

Saturday: swim lessons + bike if I’m not dead after my swim coach is done with me. – SUCCESS! I did a 30  minute swimming lesson, and then later that afternoon, I hit the gym for 45 minutes of weights + abs & 20 minutes on the recumbent bike.

Sunday: run – 8 miles – SUCCESS! I ran 8.22 miles, and although I am still not as fast as I’d like, this time I came in at under 12 minute miles (and since I didn’t have my auto-pause on, some of that time was waiting for red lights). I also didn’t need nearly as many walk/cough breaks. Yay!

Training Goals – 1/11 – 1/17

Monday: weights + elliptical. I realized that although I really like take Mondays as my rest day, I inevitably take Thursdays, too. By Thursday, I’m wiped out from the week of work + school + workouts, and just want to chillax when I get home. SO – I am going to start the week out right by hitting the gym Monday before work (see you at 5:30 AM kick-ass neighbor).

Tuesday: Terwilliger run (4.2 miles)

Wednesday: Tempo run (5 miles)

Thursday: Rest day

Friday: Swim + run (3-5 miles)

Saturday: Bike (15-20 miles)

Sunday: Long run (9-10 miles)

YAY!

5 responses to “Training Goals – 1/11 – 1/17

  1. I agree, sometimes it’s just easier to get up on Monday and start the week. I’m trying to get in the habit of monday rest day though since I know come May/June I won’t be able to move on mondays =).

    My Garmin came in at 8.15 miles in 10:58 avg. I paused for all the stoplights and for part of the one long walk break on 57th. This was fast for me! I think you’re doing great and you’re still just in the “build” phase so no need to worry about being a speed demon while you’re still building your base.

    See you on tuesday!

  2. Sounds like a very successful week! You’re kicking that training schedule’s ass!

    I love that a fellow blogger is training you. Now that’s how you utilize the interwebs in real life! 🙂

    Have fun, you Portland gals!

  3. ooops

    thought today was our day of rest 🙂

    My bad.

    I shall resteth without you.

  4. That’s a good switch. I hope it works out better for you. I take fridays off because I like to have a easy ending to the week.

  5. Good luck this week!