Monday, April 4, 2011

Week in Review - 3/27-4/2

I've decided I'm going to try posting a weekly training summary.  I enjoy reading everyone else's and I think it will be useful for me to be able to look back on later.  Plus, I'm going to be operating without a training pan for a while, so I'm hoping this will help hold me accountable and keep me from taking that extra rest day that I don't really need.

Sunday - March 27
I considered some type of easy, recovery workout to help my legs after Saturday's National Half Marathon, but my desire to recover from Saturday's bachelorette festivities by lying on the couch and watching the NCAA tournament games won out.  Sadly, my Tarheels lost.

Monday - March 28
Elliptical - 40 min.
I wanted to give my legs a few days off from running, so I opted for a relatively easy workout on the elliptical.

Tuesday - March 29
I was planning another easy x-training day, but when my alarm went off I decided that I needed more sleep and didn't get up.  Since I already had plans in the evening, this turned into another rest day.

Wednesday - March 30
Elliptical - 45 min.
My quads were still pretty sore on Wednesday morning so I opted for another x-training workout on the elliptical.
Thursday - March 31
Run - 3.5 miles (treadmill)
I had originally thought about taking the whole week off from running, but then I realized on Monday that I was at just over 87 miles for the month.  I knew there was no way I was making it to 100, but I figured I should at least get to 90.  Of course, I waited as long as possible to get these miles in.

Friday - April 1
Swim - 2500 yds
I decided to start April off on the right foot by getting back in the pool.  This was my longest swimming workout in a while, but it felt pretty good.  I also purchased a 20 swim pass so that will stay on the right track.  I have more incentive to go when I know that I have already paid for it.  Plus, I was getting a bit tired of paying (what I think is) the rather high single admission fee.

Saturday - April 2
Run - 8.4 mi
With a 10 mile race on the horizon (May 1), I need to keep up the base I built training for the National Half.  Since I'd only run once all week I didn't want to overdo it on Saturday.  I was planning on 7ish miles, but ended up with 8.4.  It was a great morning for a run and my legs felt better than I expected.  I was also excited to see lots of signs of spring after the recent cold spell!

As close as I will probably get to the cherry blossoms!

Daffodils, one of my favorite flowers!

After my run I spent Saturday afternoon enjoying another sign that spring is here - a Nationals game!


Anonymous said...

YAY Spring! I think you played it smart taking a few rest days, your body will surely show it's signs of appreciation in the coming weeks! :)

Beth said...

Rest was definitely the right call after a hard race like that!! You will still be in awesome shape for your ten miler!

Katie said...

smart week! where do you swim? i swim at W-L or my gym pool and right now i am swimming A LOOOT and it's booooring.

Rachel said...

you ran a hard race and your body deserved a break! i'm actually looking forward to getting back into the pool after my next race, simply to have a change from running. but i'm sure a week in i'll be singing a different tune!