Race Entry, Training Logs and FF Linkup
How are you?
I am honestly trying to talk myself out of depression!
O keeps asking 'Mom, do you really think winter will ever end?'
'Of course!' I tell him.
I'm really not all that sure!
Today I feel blah. I could use a day with a little warmth and sunshine, especially sunshine!
Tomorrow I plan to change out my closet, put winter colors away, get out spring.
My mind needs that mental hope!
Do you keep a workout or training log?
I do. I like to be able to look back and see how I've improved, it's good to remember what body parts had what issues at what time!
This weekend I ran 10 miles. It felt good. I feel stronger than what I remember at this time last year.
Because I have a training log I can go back and see if I'm imagining things... turns out this entry is also my first entry as I transitioned from a paper record to this online record. Here is that post:
Indeed I am stronger and faster than I was last year at this time. What does that mean? Hopefully that translates into new goals being achieved!
Today I signed up for this race.
A bunch of people from our church are going to run it! It should be so fun to have a ton of people there to cheer on!
I totally love the price of it! This will allow me to enter a couple of other races this year. I want to race a 5 and 10k again.
It fits right into my training. I've decided to do a June marathon here in Buffalo. Still need to pay for that.
Anyway, I'm chasing my goal of 1:30 time. Gotta keep on... gotta hit it!
Here Is My Training Entry for Last Week:
Monday: 4x800's. (all @ 2 incline)
Ran 1 mile 8 pace
1 800 @ 7.3 pace
1 800 @ 7 pace
2 800's @ 6.5 pace
I rested for 400 between each 800, then did a mile @ 8 pace.
Swim 1400 meters (1 mile) - I need to start keeping track of my time to more closely monitor my improvement.
Ran 4 tempo @ 2 incline
First mile 8 pace
Two miles 7.5 pace
Half mile 8 pace, finish 7.5... funny after running tempo I just want it to be over! No need to slow it back down right?
Also squatted and did hamstrings and situps
Ran 3 treadmill - This was a good easy 'rest'! Glad I still did something. 2 incline, 8 pace.
Swim 1000 meters,
Row - I don't know how far, but for 10 minutes.
Bike 5 miles - about 10 minutes
Squat, hamstrings, situps
Ran 5 on treadmill 8 pace
Ran 10 miles outside. Felt strong, can feel the benefits of doing different disciplines and some lifting. R calf pull is there, but I'm ok. Need new shoes!
Tried to slow down 5 and 6 so I could hold tempo the last 4. Didn't work that way! I really thought I was going slower. I hit it at 6!