Monday, February 26, 2007

Training Week 2 – 17 Weeks to Grandma’s

Monday, February 19 – 30 minutes elliptical and 30 minutes of strength training

Tuesday, February 20 – 9 mile Genaral aerobic run with 10 x 100 strides. Started strides around 6 miles, they were OK but not great…the ITB or hamstring is still tight and made it hard to really push the speed. At least it is warming up. I also did 45 minutes of elliptical training at lunch. 1:22:28 (9:10 pace)

Wednesday, February 21 – Did 5 miles around the island. Legs were feeling tired, but it was such a nice day I needed to get out. Would’ve liked to have done 6 since I skipped strength, but you do what you can.

Thursday, February 22 – Did 4 miles around the island at work and then 20 minutes strength. Had plan for another 6-8 after work but it didn’t happen.Friday, February 23 – Didn’t feel like doing anything at lunch and then ended up out of the office late and I just went home and vegged. Might have needed it.

Saturday, February 24 – Easy 7 miler. 5 was on the plan but being a few miles short already this week, I just did the extra cause it was feeling OK having rested on Friday. Pace was 9:15, which isn’t bad considering the fact that it was snowing and the traction wasn’t great. Legs actually didn’t feel dead, but ITB still tight as I used the roller after the run and it was sore.

Sunday, February 25 – Nothing – had friends at my place till 4:30 and with the storm, just didn’t feel up to going outside…

Mileage – 25
Strength – 2 sessions of 30 minutes
Elliptical – 1 sessions, 1 30 and 1 45

Definitely not a good second week, but I’m hoping this will help as I’ve just been feeling so tired and run down lately, maybe the rest is what I did need.


Kurt said...

Sounds like you needed the break and the rest. Not sure your getting enough still after all the boy sleep overs all weekend!

I have never seen any of those TV shows but then I do not have a TV!

Firefly's Running said...

Enjoy the little break this week. You deserve it!

JustRun said...

I'm no pro but a couple down weeks in training is not going to do anything to you. You have a strong base and are healthy, it's good you got the rest.

Also, I understand the need to get out of your own head, for sure. I just prefer to do it when I'm out of town and away from reality, too. :)

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

I'm falling further and further behind with my Grey's Anatomy.  Now I'm even two episodes behind in Heroes.