Sunday, December 23, 2012

Training Journal 12/17-12/23

Monday, December 17- Sunday, December 23, 2012: This week has been a bit like today: sleep until some ungodly hour (meaning late!), work on the computer on my race directing stuff, go on a run (and feel really good), then go out for some beer and a damn good dinner (me: stuffed trout with fingerling potatoes), then return home to bike indoors.  I took most of the week off and biked instead to rest my feet.  They have been hurting and the rest helped.  If nothing else, it has been making my recent runs feel easy!  Being rested is such a great feeling!  I have been biking indoors like a crazy woman.  I got a trainer for my road bike and I'm enjoying sweating in 70-75 F room doing intervals watching Dexter and The Walking Dead.  I needed to catch up on the shows and this is the perfect way because I can't normally sit still for an hour to watch a show, I'm too antsy or tired.  This way I can move and watch.
Just before heading out on a snowy, rainy bike ride.
Monday: 2.5 hours total exercise---30 min test run. Bike on the indoor trainer for 1.5 hrs. 30 minutes core work.
Tuesday: 2 hrs of cross training including a 1 hr interval workout on the bike, 30 minutes easy biking and 30 min of core/arm work.
Wednesday: 2 biking workouts, 1 hour in the morning, 1 hour in the evening. Plus 30 minutes of kettle bell and core work (plank, situps work). 
Thursday: 2 biking workouts, 1 hour in the morning, 1 hour in the evening. Both were interval work. Hard 2 minutes, easy 3 minutes.  Lots of sweating! Love it!
Friday: 1 hour 15 minutes on the bike (outside this time), 17 miles.  Samish/Chuckanut area.  Plus a 6 mile run at Lake Padden with the BTRC.  1 hr, 1,100 feet climbing.
Saturday: 7 mile run with James on Galbraith, 820 feet of climbing. 1.5 hr. 1 hour on the bike in the PM (trainer with some interval work).
Sunday: 11 miles of hilly trails. 2 pine and cedar repeats (1,600 feet each) Then ran back to Old Fairhaven parkway with James.  2hr. 15min. 3,500 feet of climbing.

Running Miles: 26 miles
Running Elevation gain: 5,670 feet of climbing
Cross Training: 10hrs on the bike
Total hours exercising: 16.75 hours

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