2014 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 275.19
(Run/Walked = 181.82, Biked = 89.60, Elliptical = 3.77)

Countdowns!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Laura Elaine Designs - Disney Running Scrapbook Review

On May 3, 2010 I was notified by Jamie at Running Diva Mom that I had won a Running Scrapbook from Laura Elaine Designs. I was super excited because I read Jamie's review here and really liked what I saw. I think these running scrapbooks are just a super idea and such a great way to preserve race memories.

I worked with Laura through email and we came up with the idea to do a scrapbook for my Goofy Challenge in January. Laura was so easy to work with and she gave me a lot of ideas and things to think about. In the end, I felt very comfortable giving her the reins to come up with something for me and she did not disappoint.

My camera is on the blink right now so I am not able to take photos to post, but here is the link to the blog post that Laura did and it has some great pictures of the scrapbook she created for me -
Disney Marathon Scrapbook for Amanda!

The pictures really don't do it justice. The scrapbook is amazing. There are places for photos, to write in race times, to attach bibs and it is incredibly fun to look at. Bright colors and a fun theme make it a truly special scrapbook.

Laura has a lot of different designs and she can create a custom scrapbook for you. Visit her shop
Laura Elaine Designs and take a look at all the great scrapbooks she has available.

If you don't follow Jamie, you can find her
here. Jamie is a lot of fun to follow. She has a great mix of running, parenting, and product reviews.

You can also follow Laura's blog
here.

Versatile Blogger Award

I've been tagged by Jamie at Running Diva Mom for the Versatile Blogger Award. The rules are simple - list seven random facts about yourself and tag seven other bloggers to do the same and pass it along.

Here are my seven random facts:
1. I work in the IT field as a BI Architect. Basically that means I build databases to support business intelligence reporting systems. I've been in IT for over 10 years and held many different positions - I like to be able to step in to multiple roles so that I am more versatile.

2. I've been visiting Disney parks since I was six months old. Someday I'd like to say I've visited all the Disney parks around the world.

3. I've been running for just over three years and still love it. As a child I never ran and I mean never. I did anything and everything to get out of running. It seems odd to me that I now consider myself a runner and that I love races so much.

4. I am Open Water Scuba Certified. I became certified so that I could do Dive Quest at Epcot and now I'm hooked on that too. I hope to combine a running/dive trip somewhere next year.

5. I love to read. Once I start reading a book I have trouble putting it down. I can easily get caught up in the story and forget about my everyday life. Yes, I love the Harry Potter and Twilight books :).

6. I am very shy and I have a lot of trouble meeting new people. I've always been very self conscious and am always afraid I'll say something that will offend someone. My powers of biting my tongue are not strong - I tend to say whatever comes to mind.

7. I love animals. I currently have three dogs and one bird. I'd have more, but the house isn't large enough and it would be tough to have enough time to take care of more. I would love to live on a nice large piece of land somewhere rural (I grew up on a small farm) and have more animals.

Now to tag some other versatile bloggers:
1. Matt at
Just Another Disney Blog
2. Justin at
Just Keep Goofin'
3. Megan at
Who me, run?
4. Rae at
Rae's Place
5. Jonathan at
The Voice of Mouse Tunes
6. Jeff W. at
Snowy Tundra Training
7. Albert at
Albert Runs

Memorial Day

Please take a moment today to remember those that have paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom and way of life.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR ARMED FORCES!

Dopey Training Preview - Week #20


MIND CHECK
I need to do some self reflecting this week. I need to figure out why things are so hard for me to accomplish right now. There must be reasons that I'm having mental struggles with myself about getting out and putting in the work. I know that time is slipping away and yet I am having trouble putting the work in. Ridiculous really!
BODY CHECK
I don't have any injuries to keep me from working out so it's time to step up and do the work!
NUTRITION
I'll continue the everyday struggle here and hopefully I'll be able to gain some ground soon.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 5mi @ 14:48 per mi, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Elliptical - 2mi no target
Wednesday
AM: Speed Run - Warm up walk, 1mi warm up no target, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog no target, 1mi @ 12:37 per mi, .5mi jog no target, 1mi cool down no target, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Friday
AM: Bike - 20mi no target
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 12mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk no target.
Sunday
Rest Day

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #19


MIND CHECK
I have realized that I'm afraid to do my long runs. I don't know why, perhaps I'm afraid of failing and if I fail a training run how can I finish a race. On the other hand, I just keep telling myself that I've done half marathons before so I should be fine. I'm working on this - I need to squash self doubt and soon.
BODY CHECK
There are things I am doing that feel great, but I know I have a long way to go before I get to where I want to be. I continue to struggle, but I'll get there.
NUTRITION
There's nothing good going on here. I have good days and bad days. At some point I hope to have more good days than bad and soon!
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:48 per mi, cool down walk
Since the hamstring is still pretty sore today - no workout.
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Still have a bad hamstring, but it's getting better. Didn't want to push it though.
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi no target, 3mi @ 13:13 per mi, 1mi no target, cool down walk
PM: Treadmill - 2.24mi walk @ 16:07
Worked some more on the treadmill and it was feeling better today, but it's still slipping a little bit. Walked until my hamstring was starting to hurt more.
Thursday
AM: Bike - 20mi no target
PM: Treadmill - .81mi, .35mi warm up walk, .46mi @ 12:52 per mi
Bike - 30mi, 1hr 54min, 15.7mph avg, resistance level 3
I was feeling really good on the treadmilll until it got to a point that I couldn't run on it because it was slipping so bad. Had a great ride on the bike though - it wore me out for sure.
Friday
AM: Elliptical - 2.5mi no target
Had good intentions today, but I fell asleep on the couch instead of working out. Yikes!
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 10mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk no target.
I had geared myself up to do this run today and yet I couldn't get myself out the door. I put it off and put it off until I knew it would be too hot to go outside. This is becoming a habit and a problem.
Sunday
Rest Day
Another day of doing nothing.

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

Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Look

Thought I'd try a new look for the blog...I have some other templates I can try as well, but I figured I'd start here.

Let me know what you think.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

2010 Disneyland Half Marathon Update

The 2010 Disneyland Half Marathon has reached capacity. There are still openings available for group entries.

The Family Fun Run 5K is at 61% capacity.

The Kids Races are at 53% capacity.

You can see the Half Marathon course here:
http://adisneyworldsports.disney.go.com/media/ewwos/pdf/sports/endurance/2010DLHMCOACourse.pdf
Expo Dates/Hours:
Friday, September 3 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 4 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Spectators can register for the different ChEAR Squad packages (bronze through platinum). You can find more information here:
http://adisneyworldsports.disney.go.com/media/ewwos/pdf/sports/endurance/DLHMChEARSquad2010.pdf


There is also Pasta in the Park Party on September 4th and includes the following:
-Buffet Pasta Dinner & Dessert inside Disney's California Adventure® Park
-Twilight ticket to Disney's California Adventure® Theme Park Ticket*
-Character Appearances
-One Fastpass Attraction Experience
-Reserved World of Color Preferred Viewing
Price is $85 for adults and $65 for kids 3 - 9, under 3 are free.


Don't forget to purchase your 2010 commemorative pin. The price is $10.82 per pin and you can purchase 2 pins per registration.

Time to ramp up training if you're planning on doing this event as there's only 98 days to go. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #19

Dopey Training Preview - Week #19
MIND CHECK
First off, if you're still following me - thanks! It helps a lot having people comment on where I'm at. I am still working on getting my act together, but I'm not feeling too bad. I'm going to make it to this Goofy Challenge and I'm going to finish it. There are a lot of people in my life lately that think I'm crazy. I can't really argue with them - I am crazy. Regardless, I am going to do these races - it may not be pretty, but I do plan on getting those medals. I am still very excited at the prospect of doing this.
BODY CHECK
Still behind in terms of fitness. I feel good that I'm getting some work done, but I know I really need to step it up in terms of mileage. I am having a lot of trouble with longer distances - not doing them, getting to do them. I need to start planning better to get the time to do what I need to do.
NUTRITION
I would love to say I have this under control, but that would be a lie. I'm still struggling here, but I'll get there. I know what to do, I just can't seem to do it. I do okay for a few days then I fall off the wagon and all the hard work is down the drain. I'll keep fighting though - I'm not giving up.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:48 per mi, cool down walk
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk, 1mi no target, 3mi @ 13:13 per mi, 1mi no target, cool down walk
Thursday
AM: Bike - 20mi no target
Friday
AM: Elliptical - 2.5mi no target
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 10mi @ 14:49 per mi, cool down walk no target.
Sunday
Rest Day

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #18

Dopey Training Review - Week #18
MIND CHECK
My mind is still in a good place as far as the workouts go. Still struggling with food and weight, but feeling a bit better. Just need to keep going.
BODY CHECK
Still getting worn out quite easily in terms of working out. Feeling like I can get it back though. Just need to keep at it.
NUTRITION
Did really good the first half of the week and not so great the last half of the week. I'll keep working on it though.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Bike 20 miles no target.
PM: Treadmill .19mi walk
Bike - 20mi, 1hr 15mi, 15.9mph avg, resistance level 3
The treadmill belt was slipping a lot and I just didn't feel like working on it tonight. Got a good ride in on the bike though - sore and tired at the end of the ride.
Tuesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
PM: Treadmill 3.55mi - .29mi warm up walk, 3mi @ 15:31 per mi, .26mi cool down walk
No problems with the treadmill today - weird. I noticed that I'm having some trouble pushing myself on the treadmill. Like I'm afraid of hurting myself or something. Not sure if it's just because I'm not comfortable with my stride or what's happening. Had to walk more than I wanted.
Wednesday
AM: Elliptical 2mi no target.
PM: Elliptical - 2.06mi, 53mins, 3502 revolutions, resistance level 1, ramp 10, 20, 30,40,30,20,10 500 revolutions each
Wow - I haven't done elliptical in quite a while. That darn near killed me...in a good way of course. Need to re-tighten all the bolts as I was getting a clunking noise - didn't affect the way it felt, just annoying noise. Got a good workout and will keep moving forward.
Thursday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk no target, 3mi @ 12:49 per mi, cool down walk no target.
PM: Treadmill - 5.47mi, .25mi warm up walk, 1mi @ 15:52 per mi, 3mi @ 14:48 per mi, 1mi @ 15:31 per mi, .22mi cool down walk
Did okay on the five miles - very tired at the end though. I was a lot slower than planned. Oh well, at least I got the miles in.
Friday
AM: Walk 4mi no target.
No work out today. Figured I'd save my legs for the long run tomorrow.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 13.1mi @ 14:25 per mi, cool down walk no target.
AM: Treadmill - .19mi walk :(
Today was just not my day. I am so frustrated - the treadmill belt slipped to the right this time. Worked to get that fixed and worked on it and worked on it...Finally got that fixed and the belt centered. Started up again. Then the belt was slipping so badly that I couldn't even walk on it. After two hours of working on the darn thing I gave up. I was sore and tired from messing with the belt and it was too late for me to go outside (too hot and sunny)....Now I'm just depressed because once again I have to give up on a long run. UGH - these machines are going to be the death of me. I'll get the treadmill situated, I just need to have patience - something that's hard to do when you just want to workout.
Sunday
Rest Day
Apparently, I pulled my left hamstring pretty good yesterday while working on the treadmill...I just thought it was tight and cramped, but not so much today. I pulled a muscle. Thought about taking the dogs for a walk, but then thought better about it. So, I did yard work today - got all the weeds cut down and cleaned up in the backyard - no more forest :).

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

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2011 Princess Half Marathon Date Moves to February

The Princess Half Marathon Weekend is being moved to February.

In 2011 the dates for this girl inspired weekend will be February 25 - 27, 2011.

How do you feel about this event moving to February?

I'm a little bummed that it's moving. Why? Well, it's simple really. I would like one year to do all the half marathons that Disney offers. It will make it more difficult to do with an event in Jan and then an event in Feb. Not to mention that there's an event in Sept and one in Oct. It doesn't allow much time for recovery between events and of course it becomes more difficult to arrange vacation time at work.

Tell me what you think about this change...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #18

Dopey Training Preview - Week #18
MIND CHECK
Things are starting to ease up in terms of stress at work, but I can't seem to shake the stress completely. I know it's affecting me and I'm working on it and I will get past it, I just need to try to focus. The Disneyland 1/2 is really starting to creep up on me faster and faster....YIKES!
BODY CHECK
Wow, I am so not where I should be in terms of fitness. It just about killls me to run two miles. I am scared of my tempo, speed work and long runs and need to be doing all of them. Time to put the fear aside and put the work in - it's not like anyone else can do this for me.
NUTRITION
I keep trying and failing miserably in this area. It's like I have no will power at all. I'll be driving home, know I have food at home, but it's not what I want so I stop at the store. Stupid and ridiculous, but it's what's happening. I don't know why, but I'm trying to stop this.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Bike 20 miles no target.
Tuesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Wednesday
AM: Elliptical 2mi no target.
Thursday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk no target, 3mi @ 12:49 per mi, cool down walk no target.
Friday
AM: Walk 4mi no target.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 13.1mi @ 14:25 per mi, cool down walk no target.
Sunday
Rest Day

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #17

Dopey Training Review - Week #17
MIND CHECK
Big sigh....That's what I did before I started typing. I am trying to do better and get fitter, but it's a struggle right now...I just have to keep trying and trying and trying until I get it right.
BODY CHECK
Still working on this too. I have to keep plugging along to get where I want to be.
NUTRITION
Let's face it, this week was a total bust. No good came out of my nutrition this week.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 2 miles @ 14:25 per mile, cool down walk no target.
PM: Treadmill 2.56mi - .29mi warm up walk, 2mi @ 12:31 per mi, .27mi cool down
Ate garbage. Got a good run in on the treadmill tonight.
Tuesday
AM: Elliptical - 2.5 miles no target.
Sick day - no energy or strength.
Wednesday
AM: Speed Run - Warm up walk no target, 1 mile warm up jog no target, 1 mile @ 12:37 per mile, .5mi jog no target, 1 mile @ 12:37 per mile, .5mi jog no target, 1 mile cool down jog no target, cool down walk no target.
Still sick - very run down, joints all achy, headache and stomach sore.
Thursday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 2 miles @ 14:25 per mile, cool down walk no target.
Hungry all day, but still not feeling very good.
Friday
AM: Bike - 25 miles no target.
PM: Treadmill 2.52mi - .27mi warm up, 2mi @ 12:21 per mi, .24mi cool down walk
Bike - 30mi, 1hr 55min, 15mph avg, resistance level 3
Got a good workout in tonight. It was rough and I was tired after, but it felt good to get some miles in.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 9 miles @ 14:25 per mile, cool down walk no target.
AM: Treadmill 2.6mi - .29mi warm up walk, 2.31mi walk @ 15:12 per mi.
Really planned on doing 9 miles today, but I didn't get out of the house early enough so I jumped on the treadmill. A couple of miles in the belt was slipping on me and it felt really weird. I stopped my workout and went to work adjusting the belt. After I managed that I just didn't feel like giving it another try so I stopped for the day. Disappointed in myself for stopping.
Sunday
Rest Day
AM: Walk 2.27mi @ 15:39 per mi
Took the dogs out for a walk today. Would have liked to go a bit further, but it was over 80 degrees by 7:30am this morning and the pups were already starting to wear out in the sun. Still felt good to get some outside time in.

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

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Made Some New Reservations

Now that I am a DVC member I decided that I would change my upcoming trips and try out these DVC points. I was just hoping that I'd be able to get something for the dates I needed.

So, here's what I have booked now.

Disneyland Half Marathon
I will be trying out the Paradise Pier. I am very excited about this as I was going to be off site and while that's what I did last time I was really wanting to stay at one of the Disneyland Resorts, but the budget wouldn't allow it. Since I had the points I was able to book a Theme Park View at Paradise Pier (that was the only view available). While I spent more points that I would have at the Villas at the Grand Californian there was no availability there. I haven't stayed at Paradise Pier before so I'm pretty excited to give it a try.

Wine & Dine Half Marathon
I really wanted to stay at the Beach Club Villas, but no luck there. Second choice would have been Boardwalk Villas, but no luck there either. In fact, we kept going through and the only place I was able to get was Saratoga Springs. So, that's where I'll be. Now my only concern is what to do about transportation for the races - there is no Disney provided transportation from this resort. I really don't want to rent I car, but I may be forced to since I'm not sure what else I can do. I'm kind of excited to stay here though as it's somewhere I've never stayed.

Dopey Challenge
This was the most important for me. I really wanted to stay at my home resort - Bay Lake Towers. I really wanted a Theme Park view as well. I was so afraid that I wasn't going to be able to get what I wanted here, but guess what....I did - I got a studio at Bay Lake Tower with a Theme Park view! This is so amazing to me - I can't wait to be on the monorail for these races. I think the convenience is going to be absolutely amazing.

There you have it. I've got my race trips all booked. Now I get to buy a WDW Annual Pass - I love it. I've never been able to justify an annual pass, but now I have a reason because I won't be booking packages any more (there's just no need).

Let me know what you think and if you've stayed at any of these resorts how you liked them!

Dopey Training Preview - Week #17

Dopey Training Preview - Week #17
MIND CHECK
No more slacking right? I've only got four months to the next half marathon - that sounds like a lot of time, but it's not. It's not at all. I feel like I'm starting over and that's why I need to kick it in gear and get moving again. I feel like a broken record - don't I say this every week? It's okay though, I'm going to do it.
BODY CHECK
I am very off as far as my fitness goes. I need to build endurance - get the body used to being out on the road for hours at a time again. I know that's going to be very important for my racing and I can do it.
NUTRITION
Yikes - I start out good and then fall off the wagon by the end of the week. It's very sad for sure. I've just got to keep tracking things and I'll do better. It can be done and I can do it.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 2 miles @ 14:25 per mile, cool down walk no target.
Tuesday
AM: Elliptical - 2.5 miles no target.
Wednesday
AM: Speed Run - Warm up walk no target, 1 mile warm up jog no target, 1 mile @ 12:37 per mile, .5mi jog no target, 1 mile @ 12:37 per mile, .5mi jog no target, 1 mile cool down jog no target, cool down walk no target.
Thursday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 2 miles @ 14:25 per mile, cool down walk no target.
Friday
AM: Bike - 25 miles no target.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 9 miles @ 14:25 per mile, cool down walk no target.
Sunday
Rest Day

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #16

Dopey Training Review - Week #16
MIND CHECK
I started out strong and wimped out by the middle of the week. It was not a good week for me to get things done in terms of my health and fitness this week. I'll have to work on that.
BODY CHECK
I got a couple of good runs in the beginning of the week and then I was afraid to keep pushing it and get hurt so I backed off. Then I let the stress of the week cause me some grief and put my off my groove. It's okay though I'll get back on track and do much better.
NUTRITION
Again, started out strong and ended bad, bad, bad. Time to think about what's coming and get back on track yet again. It'll be fine, I can do it.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 3 miles @ 14:34 per mile, cool down walk no target.
PM: Treadmill - 3.56mi, .29mi warm up walk, 3mi @ 13:29 per mile, .27mi cool down walk.
Running is so difficult for me right now, but I'm working on it and I'll get stronger with every step I take.
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4 miles no target.
PM: Treadmill - 4.04mi walk @ 14:45 per mile.
It was good walk under race pace today. That felt good at least. Still can't get up and get out in the morning which is not a good thing.
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk no target, 1 mile warm up jog no target, 4 miles @ 13:04 per mile, 1 mile cool down jog no target, cool down walk no target.
Wow - so I skipped my workout today...I was too excited about buying DVC (finally) and wanted to do some planning.
Thursday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 2 miles @ 14:34 per mile, cool down walk no target.
PM: Treadmill - 2.65mi, .32mi warm up walk, 2mi @ 12 min per mile, .33mi cool down walk
I've been hungry and tired all day. I got a good run in today. This is faster than I've been running and it was tough, but it felt good! Really need to get my endurance back up where it should be.
Friday
AM: Bike - 25 miles no target.
PM: Elliptical - 2 miles no target
I was just lazy today. I didn't bother working out. Stupid I know, but that's the way it goes.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 8 miles @ 14:34 per mile, cool down walk no target.
What did I say at the beginning of the week? That I wouldn't put off my long run. What happened? I put off my long run again. Yikes...I so need to stop doing this. I need to get my distance back up. Right now I know I'll be mostly walking, but that's okay too.
Sunday
AM: Walk - 4 miles no target
And again - no working out. I did some grocery shopping and some things around the house and away went the time and I just didn't feel like working out.

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Welcome Home!

What do you mean Welcome Home? That's a strange title for a blog post isn't it?

Nope, it's exactly what I've been hearing for the last couple of days. You see, I did something I never thought I would - I bought my share of Disney magic at Bay Lake Towers and became a DVC Member!

You heard me right, I'm a new DVC member and I'm very excited. I have a feeling I'm going to get a lot of years of enjoyment out of this purchase and I can't wait to make my first DVC reservations tomorrow or Saturday.
I did quite a bit of research trying to decide whether I wanted to do resale or buy direct from Disney. In the end I bought directly from Disney - they have some good incentives right now and I just couldn't pass it up. While I didn't buy the total amount of points that I will eventually want, I know I have enough until I can buy some add on points.
The Contemporary is my favorite resort so when I found out that they were building a DVC resort there it was almost impossible to resist. Finally, the temptation was just too much to bear and I joined the ranks of the many DVC owners that already know the joy of taking great vacations.
I'm also looking forward to using points through RCI - perhaps a dive vacation or two is in my future as well....Endless possibilities await!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #16

Dopey Training Preview - Week #16
MIND CHECK
I want to keep working on my mental means this week - I want to keep trying to recognize why I want to eat food when I don't need it this week. I'm making gains in this area and I want to keep doing better.
BODY CHECK
I am going to try very hard this week to keep the mileage up and get my full long run in this Saturday. No wimping out, breaking it up, or skipping it. I know I can do it and I want to do it. It won't be long before I'm attempting mileage I've never run before and I need to be ready to go the distance. I do recognize that I may be doing more walking than I used to.
NUTRITION
Going to keep working on this. I'll keep logging food and making sure my diet is varied and includes fruits and veggies and lean protein.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 3 miles @ 14:34 per mile, cool down walk no target.
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4 miles no target.
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk no target, 1 mile warm up jog no target, 4 miles @ 13:04 per mile, 1 mile cool down jog no target, cool down walk no target.
Thursday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 2 miles @ 14:34 per mile, cool down walk no target.
Friday
AM: Bike - 25 miles no target.
PM: Elliptical - 2 miles no target
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk no target, 8 miles @ 14:34 per mile, cool down walk no target.
Sunday
AM: Walk - 4 miles no target

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #15

Dopey Training Review - Week #15
MIND CHECK
It was a pretty good week this week. I finally feel like my head's back in the game. I know that I'm terribly out of shape as I keep witnessing over and over in my workouts, but at least I'm working out and fitness will improve.
BODY CHECK
My cardio is okay, but body gets tired quickly and I'm sort of feeling aches and pains at times that makes me back off the workouts a bit. I'm just going to keep taking it slow and building my base the best I can. I know that with time and patience things will get better.
NUTRITION
I've been tracking my food and I did pretty good all week. I decided Saturday would be my cheat day and Sunday hasn't been great, but could also be worse. I'll continue to work on this and I know each week it will be easier and easier to keep on the plan and hopefully lose some weight.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 3 miles @ 14:34 per mile, cool down walk no target.
PM: Pilates 20 Minute Power Sculpting Buns & Thighs with Resistance Band
PM: Treadmill - .25mi warmup, 1.46mi @ 14:15 per mi
I got my new Garmin footpod today - boy is it way nicer than my last one. This footpod actually fits in the same pocket that Nike plus fits in under the insole, but I probably won't use it that way. The old footpod required you to thread it through the laces and made it difficult to change it from one set of shoes to another, this one can be taken off and on very easily and is so small you don't even notice it. I was having a tough mental day today so it was a short run.
Tuesday
AM: Bike - 20 miles no target.
PM: Treadmill - 1.5mi total, weightloss level 6 workout 3 @ 15:33 per mi and short cool down walk
Bike - 20mi, 1hr 14min, 16.2mph avg, resistance level 3
Feeling that fire burning that makes me want to do better. Hopefully this feeling stays with me for a while. Felt good to get some miles in today.
Wednesday
AM: Tempo Run - Warm up walk no target, 1 mile warm up jog no target, 3 miles @ 12:57 per mile, 1 mile cool down jog no target, cool down walk no target.
PM: AbRipperX
I don't know what it is about Weds, but I don't like to workout on this day. I was also a little sore from yesterday. Had to hold my will strong to not eat everything in sight today.
Thursday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 2 miles @ 14:34 per mile, cool down walk no target.
PM: Treadmill - .28mi warm up walk, 2mi @ 13:11 per mile, .27mi cool down walk
Walk - 1.70mi walk @ 21.07 per mi
Had a great 2 miler on the treadmill and then decided to take the dogs out for a walk. Dogs were a mistake today - they were little beasties that pulled, barked and caused havoc the whole time we were out. Oh well at least I got some miles in.
Friday
AM: Elliptical - 2 miles no target.
Another lazy day. Don't know why, but I just didn't feel like working out today. Wanted to cheat with food today, but didn't.
Saturday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk no target, 8 miles @ 14:34 per mile, cool down walk no target.
AM: Treadmill - .31mi warm up walk, 4.01mi @ 14:43 per mile, .30mi cool down walk
Had a tough time doing the four miles today. Apparently I just need to get back in shape. I probably could have pushed through the eight miles, but I don't want to injure myself and I'll get there. Slow and steady.
Sunday
Rest
PM: Bike - 20mi, 56min, 15.9mph avg, resistance level 3
Decided I needed to get some miles in today so I did a nice spin on the bike. Been feeling very tired today so it was tough to even get the bike ride in, but I did it.

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

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