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24Jan, 2011

Week 03, 2011 training summary

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What a week of ups and downs.  I started out the week feeling OK, then suddenly during the Wednesday workout and that night trying to sleep I realized I was on the verge of being over trained.  Plus I have had some muscle pain in my lower abdomen for weeks and simply needed some extra time for the stressed muscle to heal up.  So I did the only thing needed and skipped the Thursday workout and opted for an extra rest day this week.

Now let me tell you, it was not easy.  Most people who know me would be completely in shock to hear that I missed a workout run and rested.  And Thursday did not go by without me thinking of running ALL DAY LONG.  At one point in the afternoon I even got dressed to run, and before making it to the door I finally talked myself out of it.  So I changed again and focused on some work I needed to get done.  It was a very hard day for me.

On Saturday I was very happy I had taken the extra rest day.  I felt very good on the 18 mile run.  I was rested, the lower ab muscles were not sensitive, and the hips were well behaved.  I even felt good for the 28 mile Sunday run, and really could have done more after getting past the 22 mile wall.

Now there is only one more week (next week) of building prior to my taper.  But it is going to be a BIG week of 90 miles.  I am excited and a bit apprehensive, but feel ready to take it on.

training_summaryRunning Miles: 74.5
Quantity: 4 (see runs below)
Time spent running this week: 12:09:44
Calories burned: 9,742
Avg. Time/Mile: 9:40
Avg. Heart Rate: 135
2011 Running Miles: 246

Runs

Mon: REST
Tue: 12.5 mi at 8:59
Wed: 16 mi at 10:08
Thu:
REST
FRI: REST
Sat: 18 mi at 9:35
Sun: 28 mi at 10:02

Cross Training

signature_blockCore Weight Training: 1
Walking: 3 mi
Judo Practice: 1

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jill // Jan 29, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    A couple questions out of curiousity only….
    Is 28 your longest long run?
    How many calories did you increase during this 100-miler training? Did you change your nutrition at all?
    Have you been training with a Camelbak or similar hydration pack?

    So excited for you! I’m sure you’re going to really feel the perks of this taper for sure…unlike the marathon taper where you wanna pull all your hair out…and that’s not an easy feat for you – hahah.

  • 2 Julie // Jan 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Adam,
    The running world of ups and downs…I know it all too well:) Sometimes a little rest is all we need to get the recharge we want. Good luck to you with the rest of your training! Holy cow! Twenty-eight miles….there is no way that I could do that right now! Good for you! Take care Adam!

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