Monday, January 19, 2009

January 12 - 18 Update

Weekly Update
Wed: 2500 meters
Fri:  Masters, 3700 yards, sprint day

Mon:  1:10 trainer

Tues: 10 miles conversational pace
Thurs:  9 miles conversational pace
Fri: 2.7 miles easy
Sat:  15.7 miles no speed some hills

Weights x 2
Abs x 3
Ski day Sunday

Pretty tired and starting to sleep better.  Feeling relatively rested when I wake up.

Was able to take a couple of power naps during the week which really seemed to help.  Didn't recover well from Friday swim but figured out it was due to nutritional needs (or lack thereof). Very tired after Saturday's run and legs were not recovered to ski on Sunday.

Generally good, positive, happy.  Cranky after Friday swim and Saturday run.

Feel like I am fighting the onset of a cold.  Took herbs at beginning of week and felt better but think it may be coming on again.

Record run mileage week for me - 37 miles!  Legs felt very tired after Saturday but also ran 3 days in a row without major knee pain, good news.


Beth Tennant said...

if you insist on putting your naps in your blog i may have to send you a blog virus! :) Congrats on powering through all the mileage! Your body will adjust and just get stronger! Love keeping up with the weekly workouts. Ride Tuesday if you can fit it in...

Michelle said...

I am sticking to the theory that a well-timed nap actually counts as recovery! I suppose I could call it "dedicated recovery time"? "Closed-eye recovery"? Any other suggestions?

goSonja said...

Glad to hear about 3 days straight running and that kind of mileage without any knee pain. That is fantastic. Nice strong week, your body is going to adjust so quickly!

Christy said...

You're gonna have an amazing '09 race season w/ that kind of work and happy too! Oh, best time in the gym (wt room) is lunch time... some people like us in there... getting strong for races.