Week 6 done!
Ground Running - 22 miles (longest run 7-miles + 30 min deep water run)
Deep Water Running - 70 min
Swimming - 1 mile
Weight Training - 30 minutes
Sleep – 51 hours
I made a conscious effort to rest, and ended up with more than enough energy to pretty much double my workouts from the week before. This week the kids started all activities in full force – cross-country (C), honor society (C), basketball (H), piano lessons (G), soccer (V), art club (G), choir (G), flute lessons (C&V) – so I will be adding to my driving and time killing hours. I am glad the kids are happily involved in their new school community, but I am going to have to be super-organized to fit workouts in. Lucky for me, that is usually the perfect way to keep me on track. When I have all the time in the world, that mañana syndrome sets in…. so, a tight schedule means I have to get it done today, rather than tomorrow.
Random thoughts, realizations and realities.
- There’s nothing like your daughter on the treadmill next to you cranking out 6:30 miles to make you push the speed and incline on your own ‘mill.
- Official marathon training starts in one week. The “plans” I usually follow are 16 weeks long – so I will have an official plan to work with.
- Looking forward to Race for the Cure next month - we have a squadron team who will be supporting one of our own members who is a survivor.
- I have a tender heel. It isn’t the foot that suffered from PF earlier in the year – it is the other one. (I believe in equal opportunity discomfort.) I am being pre-emptive and hitting ice, ibuprofen, and KT tape. On my “long” run it was really bothering me, so I stopped at 7 and jumped in the pool. Took pressure off my foot but continued the endurance workout.
- In the past I avoided the pool because it was boring, too much work, too much thinking, not enough talking. I now look forward to my water days – as soon as I am in the water, all pain disappears.
- Starting to see some muscles that went into hiding during the last 6 months. Hello biceps and quads.
- I am trying to convince some running friends to literally run away with me in February: http://www.cimcruise.com/
Since I plan to continue with my sleep routine AND my better half is away this week, I need to hit the hay. The theme for this week is an oldie but goodie: One day at a time.