On the road again!

It's time for another week in the office in Houston, so we'll see how that affects time for training. Hopefully I'll still be able to get it all in! If not, maybe it'll be a good blessing in disguise since my foot has been sore again.

Sunday, February 26th
30' upper body strength (pulling exercises) + 20' bike + 30' elliptical

Monday, February 27th
20' mixed strength + 40' bike (10x15"h,45"e; 10x30"h,30"e; 10x45"h,45"e)
20' elliptical PM

Tuesday, February 28th
20' upper body strength (pushing exercises) + 10' jog + 25' bike
45' elliptical PM

Wednesday, February 29th
20' lower body strength + 60' bike + 15' elliptical
10' easy jog PM

Thursday, March 1st
Rest day

Friday, March 2nd
10' upper body strength + 10' elliptical + 30' bike + 10' jog

Saturday, March 3rd
about 1.5M jog (split up - watching Jake compete in a race - he ran a great 1:59 800 followed by a 10k at 5:19 pace after ten  minutes of rest!)


The countdown begins!!

I officially have six weeks until my coach's first training phase begins! On April 1st, I'll be starting a 6 week Intro to Running phase, which will be followed by a 6 week base phase, and then conclude with a 12 week race prep phase for the DRC Half in November. I'm so excited to finally have a plan and a goal!

The tricky part is going to be staying patient. If I want to train consistently beginning April 1st, it's going to be crucial that I take good caution with my foot over these last weeks of cross training and strength building. I'll also need to step up my training a notch, as he has included 60 to 90 minute cardio cross training sessions with every run (I'm not even doing that much without the running!!).

Here's to getting another solid week of work in the tank!

Sunday, February 19th
30' upper body strength (pulling exercises) + 30' bike + 15' elliptical

Monday, February 20th
30' core strength AM
5' jog + 25' bike (2x30",60",90" surges, equal rest)
*Pressed for time due to work today; will try to get in more this evening

Tuesday, February 21st
30' mixed strength + 30' bike + 15' elliptical

Wednesday, February 22nd
20' upper body strength (push exercises) + 60' bike (6 x 3' hard, 3' rec.) + 20' elliptical (5 x 2' hard, 2' recovery)

Thursday, February 23rd
Rest day. 7' easy jog + 15' casual walk through the neighborhood.

Friday, February 24th
20' lower body strength + 45' bike (1',2',3',4',4',3',2',1' on 5' cycle,4x30",30")

Saturday, February 25th
20' core strength + 60' bike + 40' elliptical
**sore  foot today - maybe too much too soon? :(


Making progress (on the bike!)

I have been able to walk around and even hop or run a few steps without any pain in my foot, so I'm greatly encouraged. Still a few more weeks of cross training before I hit the roads again, though.

Sunday, February 12th
30' leg strength + 30' bike (8 x 30" fast, 30" easy at end)

Monday, February 13th
30' core strength + 40' bike (5 x 30", 1', 2' - equal rest)

Tuesday, February 14th
30' upper body strength (pulling exercises) + 30' bike

Wednesday, February 15th
30' mixed strength work + 50' bike + 10' elliptical

Thursday, February 16th
Rest day - 30' casual bike around the neighborhood

Friday, February 17th
20' upper body strength (pushing exercises) + 40' bike (6x4',2')

Saturday, February 18th
30' lower body strength + 60' bike + 30' elliptical


If at first you don't succeed,

try and try again.

As I mentioned last week, the weeks I took off and "nursed" my foot didn't quite do the trick. According to Tuesday's x-rays there are no improvements yet. I'm going to try to continue being patient this week. Still no jumping or rowing or high intensity biking - just gentle biking and light strength work. Surely a light is coming at the end of this tunnel?!

Sunday, February 5th
30' core work + 30' bike

Monday, February 6th
30' upper body work (push exercises) + 30' bike (9 x 90" hard, 90" easy)

Tuesday, February 7th
30' lower body strength + 30' bike (14 x 1' hard, 1' easy)

Wednesday, February 8th
30' upper body work (pull exercises) + 45' bike (10 x 30",30" at end)

Thursday, February 9th
Rest day

Friday, February 10th
30' core work + 30' bike (16 x 30", 30")

Saturday, February 11th
60' bike (8 x 30", 30" at end) + 30' upper body work (push exercises)