On Wednesday I sat at my Mac for a few hours to put in my proposed training plan for the Carmel Marathon. Boom, done! I even put in the first 6 weeks of my IM training plan. I'm totes getting shit done and it feels good to be so much more organized. I also love the features of Sporttracks which shows your fitness vs fatigue and also your peak performance (More on all of that another time once I fully understand it but it's super powerful software which will be amazing to track and analyze my training with).
Monday: REST (just for you Kim!)
Tuesday: 18 mile cycle
Wednesday: 5 mile run (8x400's)
Thursday: 11 mile cycle, 2 mile run
Friday: 2 mile run with CB (AM), 5 mile run (PM)
Saturday: 9 mile run (w/400,800,1200,800,800) 8 mile cycle
Sunday: 25 mile cycle
Bike: 4:08, 62 miles
Run: 3:05, 23 miles
Total: 7:13, 85 miles
I was really happy this week with my training- pretty much the first time in a while I've felt good about everything. Eating better + not drinking as much (only one whiskey neat & a pisco for brunch this week) + having consistency with training and finally making my training plan made everything feel right. I even began thinking about possible race outfits for Carmel...
I completed 2 running sped sessions this week and felt really springy which was very encouraging. The 8x400's were at 7:00 with last 2 at 6:50 pace. The ladder in the middle of my longish run also felt appropriate- 400 @ 6:50, 800 @ 7:10, 1200@ 7:20, 2x 800 @ 7:10. As I continue to build fitness and lose some lbs, I'll gently increase the intensity of these speed workouts.
Friday was CB's 11th birthday! We were fortunate that the weather was extremely mild and decided to go for a run. He was so happy to be out on the lakefront again! I havent taken him on many walks lately because it is far too cold for us to be outside.
- I signed up for the F^3 half marathon for this Saturday! I needed to run long anyways + the weather looks pretty mild. Should be fun running it. It will be my 1st F^3 and I will be treating it as a training run since I will be running hard the day before.
- Continue eating well (yay meal planning, yay) & minimal alcohol drinking.
- Put the rest of the IM training plan into Sporttracks.
- Increase the reps of weight training stuff I'm currently doing.