Training Week 2

Monday, June 25, 2012

Another week completed and I stayed on track for all my workouts! I actually went over on a few days. Especially my 30 min swim followed by a 30 min bike on Saturday which turned into a 15 min bike, then a 45 min swim, then a 30 min bike, then breakfast, then another 45 minutes of biking to get back home. I will admit though that between the emotional upheaval the race caused in addition to the physical exertion of the swimming and biking, I felt seriously wiped for pretty much the rest of the day. As for the rest of the days, I felt great! The muscle soreness that I experienced in the first week is greatly diminished now that my body is getting used to the routine. Of course I still feel sore, but not the omg-I-can-barely-move kind of sore; just the I-know-I-worked-out kind :)

The boyfriend still isn't doing anything, but I gave up on him. I do usually like someone else to train with, but I have trained on my own before (TC marathon in '09), so it will be OK. i joke with him sometimes to come with and he just laughs and says he'll die. He likes to pick on me when I eat and ask how many calories I'm consuming if he thinks I am over indulging. As annoying and kind of rude as that is, it might be helping me to not over-indulge.

I did all of my workouts outside this week since it has been so beautiful. I'm not sure if that is good or bad since without the pace of the treadmill, I think I sometimes run slow. My son skated with me while I ran one time and he definitely kept my pace up and my attention diverted, so that was great. Since I wasn't at the gym, I didn't get to weigh in. Which reminds me, I have gotten much better at keeping within the allotted calories and have made much better choices both in food and in portions.

All in all, another great week!

Week 2's training:
M-rest/ T-biked 115 ran 15/ W-strength 60 ran 30/ Th-swam 20 biked 20 ran 25/ F-strength 60/ Sa-swam 50 biked 60/ Su-ran 45
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