Saturday, April 18, 2009

Week 4/13 thru 4/19

Sticking with the horror movie on dvd theme, this week got me out of the ghost phase, and now at least I'm aware of how much work I have to do. I'm poking my head through the earth. . .signs of life.

This is really insightful and well-written. Before I read Magill's post, I'd decided that this week was about getting back at it. My chops are so rusty right now it's weird. I've been really light on the training, but I didn't know how light. As Pete reminded me, I just wasn't running; the work-outs I have done have been soft. This recent "hiatus" culminated last week when I got in only a couple of work-outs and let a busy work week and other lifeships capture the rest of my attention and drop me off on planet rut. This week has been about getting back my step, my rhythm.

Week of 4/13 thru 4/19

Nada like a bum

a.m. 15 min jump rope with coffee recovery!
p.m. 30 minutes spin, 20 min run/walk

A lot of walking and some stairs (at work in civies)

50 minute hilly run around the neighborhood, on some trails to the coast, in some flowers (shit the pollen count is killing me. The first 30 min were brutal. My allergies are wacked). Heavy, sluggish run. I needed it bad. Felt sooooo good afterwards. I have to stay superactive. It’s sooooo key)

75 minute run on the beach from S. Mission to Birdrock, a little windy but I’m just weak right now. The sand might’ve had something to do with it, but I felt really out of shape. Geez. I finished and just sat in the ocean for about 10 minutes. Good cold soak. Long run for me.
I’ve had it! I’ve let myself go even though I only had one off week recently (last week). Anyways. It’s time to get it on.

1+ hour run from my house to the track, 3 ez miles, some drills, a stride or two and run back. Felt terrible until I went #2 before the run home. I flew home.
I got out the door at 6:30 am. Didn’t eat very well yesterday and had a few beers last night watching the Padres come back from down 7-1 to Cole Hamels in Philly. 8-7 final. Beautiful stuff.
But this run was nasty. That’s 3 nasty runs in a row. I feel old. Knees a little stiff, just the whole kit n kaboodle is a bit lame right now. Keep running.
Did 45 min spin at the gym and the rowing machine for 10 min along with a little lifting (not much).
Then the park with Jack: dribbling and shooting drills. Daddy doing sprints.

1:20 minute run (1:05 out the door at 6:30am and 15 min at the gym)
45 minute spin at the gym with a little jog after. 10 minute row machine.
And then more soccer with Jack in this gorgeous weather.

120 minutes spinning
290 minutes running

So I definitely got things going a little more. I want to run in the morning and be outside. I didn't even hit trail since my travel time is limited. That changes in May. But this week (especially the weekend) proved to me that I can get a lot done if I go early.

The goal right now is run a lot, ez more than anything, but it's okay to mix it up. As I get stronger, the runs will get harder, longer.
1 hour as often as I can.

Go Padres.

1 comment:

  1. Today is the first day of the rest of you (fitness) (training) life.