2017 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 29.01
(Run/Walked = 29.01, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dopey Training Review - Week # 12

Dopey Training Review - Week #12
I feel like I'm doing pretty good mentally.  I finally feel ready to put in a lot of hard work to get my fitness back where it should be.  Still struggling with the eating and stress, but I'm working on it.

My back is about 90% back to normal.  Still some pain now and then, but overall I feel a whole lot better.  I got in some good miles on the bike and a few miles on the treadmill this week.  That's more than I've done in a month now so I'm very happy with that.

Still not going very well on this front.  I had some good days this week and some bad days this week.  I was at least conscious of when I was not doing my best and I'll have to take that as a positive sign right now.  I'm not going to stress about this.  I think it's more important that I get back to working out regularly.
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 3 miles @ 14:48 per mile, cool down walk no target.
Didn't manage to get anything good going today.  I didn't get out and run, I didn't walk, I didn't do anything.  To top it off I didn't do very well in terms of food today either.
AM: Bike - 15 miles no target.
PM: Run/Walk - 1.3 miles on the treadmill - Weight Loss Level 8 Workout 1, 20 minutes
        Bike - 15 miles, 16.2mph average, 55 minutes, resistance level 3
Oh boy am I out of shape.  20 minutes on the treadmill almost killed me and I couldn't keep up with the incline levels on the workout and had to keep lowering the intensiy.  Then I hopped on the bike and man were my legs sore by the end of the 15 miles.  This was a real wakeup call for me - I have to get moving again. I did a lot better on food today.
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 3 miles @ 14:48 per mile, cool down walk no target.
PM: Bike - 26.2 miles, 14.8mph average, 1hr 46min, resistance level 2
I wanted to run today, but by the time I got home my feet were very swollen and my legs were tight so I opted for the bike instead.  My rear is a bit sore from two long sessions on the bike in a row.  I ordered  my elliptical today - I'm excited to get that back in the workout rotation.
AM: Walk - 4 miles no target.
PM: Run/Walk - 2.49 miles on the treadmill, Weight lost workout level 6 workout 1, 20 minutes then a little walk/jog session
Another good food day today.  I also realized today that I need to get myself going.  I realized that I've been doing a lot of excuse making and that it leads to garbage in/garbage out.  I decided that I need to revise my workout plan to account for my lack of fitness.  Same intensity, but revised schedule and speeds to make it plausible and still reach my goals.
AM: Bike - 20 miles no target.
I took today off and ate too much.  Not a stellar day.  I still feel like I've made good progress so far this week and I'll reach my goals.
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 5 miles @ 14:48 per mile, cool down walk no target.
AM: Easy Run - Treadmill workout, 5.4 miles, warm up walk .5mi, 5mi @ 13:57 per mile, .15mi cool down.
All be darned - I managed to do 5 miles on the treadmill today.  Not only did I get the distance in, but I was able to keep a steady pace and I didn't have to walk until the very end.  The treadmill is great.  I felt good running on it and I think it's going to be good for me as I realized as I got tired that I completely changed my running form - not for the better.  I probably wouldn't have noticed this on the road.  I have to work on keeping my form the same so I can stay more proficient/efficient and go further.  Overall it made me feel pretty good to get the distance in.  I used the MP3 input on the treadmill to plug the iPod in and listen to music while I ran - very nice, easy to hear and the sound quality wasn't bad at all.  I was also able to read while I ran which kept my mind off the distance display and made time go quicker.
AM: Walk - 3 miles no target.
AM: Walk - 3.13 miles @ 15:30 per mile.
Took the dogs out for a nice walk this morning.  It was a good way to end the week and I felt good that I got out and did this today.

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next week's plan!


Richard said...

It's good to see you back on track--even your posts are more upbeat.

Amanda said...

Thanks Richard - I'm working on it!

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