Tuesday, February 26, 2008

This is how I feel

This is how I feel. Okay – so going out of town never works out well for me in regards to exercise and nutrition and this trip home was no exception. I could write paragraphs about how down I am b/c of everything I ate and the lack of exercise over the past 3 days, but I’m not going to. It’s Tuesday, it’s a new day. I am signing up for the Greater Cleveland HIM on payday, so I need to start figuring out what I am going to do for training. I decided that I am going to go back to my original marathon training plan that had me running 3 days a week instead of the 4 day a week one I’ve been doing. I don’t think running 3-4 less miles a week is going to hurt me and it will allow me to get in another bike or swim. The swim is the most important to me b/c I feel like I could run a marathon right now without too many problems, but I can’t swim more than 50 yards without stopping. So, starting this week – 3 runs, 3-4 swims, 2-3 bike sessions a week plus strength training when I can fit it in. I used to do abs every night before I went to bed and I need to get back to that. I have 10 weeks until the marathon and I am going to start making sure one of my runs weekly is either real speed or hill work, I’ve basically be in junk mile mode for awhile due to winter funk. Spring is almost here, time to get crackalackin. I am also going to try out the VR training group starting next weekend.

It’s snowing here in Cleveland. I only have to run 2 miles today, so I will go out for a snow sidewalk run after work, then hit the pool and do some light weights while I watch the Biggest Loser.


tracie said...

The weekend is over, so don't beat yourself up over it! Plus you have a great plan in place to really get back in training mode....and a HIM as incentive to work hard! ;)

Brian said...

oink oink. I mean, uh. I've been carbloading and fat loading already for the race in August. Maybe I'm a little early.

What time you shooting for in your marathon?

The Salty One said...

I just want to tell you how much I love the pig :)

Supalinds said...

It is a new day!! And you are going to sign up for an HIM soon. YOu rock!!

Christine said...

I'm having a hard time balancing marathon training and triathlon training. Should I just stick to marathon for now (until May 18th) and then just start tri training for summer? its my first mary.. As of now...I swim once a week, bike once a week and then run 5 days a week. ?! Let me know any suggestions.

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  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
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  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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