Week 9, Marathon countdown summary....
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Here is my week in review... its a little late seeing as how i am almost through with week 8 but i have been insane busy and have not been on much at all.
Sunday - Insane 61 mile ride on the cycle 5 hrs 13 minutes..
Tues Light workout with trainer
Wed 10 Mile run, felt strong and well recovered, was actually happy on this run.
-2 mile run in the morning
- Workout with trainer after work
- 25 mile cycle 1 hr after workout
Saturday and Sunday REST
One of the things Ihave learned from this week and other weeks is that I am a distance junkie. i get an enormous amount of self-validation from pounding out miles in a sometimes unrealistic manner. not sure as to why but that is the way i am. If i can channel that in healthy manner, i could be an Ironman in the making. If not, I will beat myself up and get injured. I have the mentality of a distance athlete but that needs to be tempered with sound training principles.
case in point, my 61 mile ride pretty much just happened. i never intended to go that far but once i get going and break a mile marker and am going into unknown territory, i am like a hound on a blood trail, i get on it and start wanting to explore. I got a great mileage and had an awesome time on the bike BUT....
- i wasted alot of time recovering when I should be training for a MARATHON!!!
- i also got a case of monkey butt i will not soon forget! It was like a bad sunburn on my backside...whew....
What i need to do after discussing this with my trainer is to focus on short but high intensity runs for speedwork. i am woefully deficient in speed training and need to step it up. Basically to get high intensity workouts but not so intense that i need to take days off to recover and save my long runs for their long run designated days.
basically - quit pushing....