Monday, February 15, 2010

A bit of a recap

Last week was week 2 of what I would like to call "Potential Half Marathon Training". I still haven't decided if that's the distance I want to train for in the Fargo Marathon or not, but I am trying to work towards that - juggling getting back into swim team practices and keeping up with my biking and strength training in the process....

Let's see what this past week looked like:

3 complete REST days...
2 swims totally 4100yds...
only 4.2 miles of running - total...
22.67 miles of biking - two separate ocassions...
1 BodyPump session...
a lot of stress at work...
a bit of exhaustion by Friday...
not used to these long swim sessions...
trying to find a the balance...
super sore from BodyPump...
absolutely NO yoga or Pilates...
hoping week 3 will be better....and consistent.

Did you all have a great weekend? Mine was pretty low key, except for a birthday dinner and out for drinks with a few friends! No big Valentine's celebration here.

Are you training for anything? If so, what?

25 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

It was quiet here too, skating the canal, skating at the community centre, skiing, and cleaning!!!

As for training hmmm, a century tour in June, 8k race in June, nothing really this year....but you never know!

Julie said...

Wow, you sure did a variety of training workouts:) Good job on accomplishing so much! My work week also had a lot of stress and it is hard to balance everything out at times!! I am currently training for several half marathons:) Happy Monday!!

Lorian said...

Wow that is a lot to juggle! Good job on all the workouts!

Carolina John said...

at least you're still getting some workouts in. kelley wants me to keep training and run the marathon that i'm signed up for even after all the stresses of moving that week. i can't tell if it's just a ploy to kill me or she just doesn't want me to reschedule and find another marathon.

Lisa said...

I'm training for a half, so i'm mostly running with cross training tossed in the mix.

It looks to me like you are training for a triathlon! I think that is where your passion lies...

Just sayin' :D

Kelly said...

I'm training for a half on May 2nd. And I have a 10K in the middle of march. No BIG goals here. But I'm looking forward to my little races.

MCM Mama said...

I've always been impressed with people who can juggle multiple sports. I'm even more impressed now that I've seen how my body is NOT juggling shoveling and running well. I'm sure you'll settle in soon.

fitandfortysomething said...

Not training for anything for sure but have a 10K run inthe back of my mind in March....

Anne Marie said...

4200 yds from 2 swim workouts...dang! that's pretty impressive.
and I don't know how you do all the training w/working full time as a teacher. hats off to you chica;-)

Steel Springs said...

Great job with those swim workouts! It seems really difficult to fit in all of those different workouts/sports every week. I hope this week is less stressful. I'm sending stress-free vibes your way.

Wes said...

Yup. Good weekend! Give it some time. If you ain't feelin it, then wait for the next one :-)

fitinthecity said...

I'm getting back into training for various races. I had bunion surgery in August 2009. My first race will be a 5 mile trail race in March. I am doing an indoor tri at the local YMCA in March as well. Good luck with all your training!

sunapeegirl said...

I'm training for a half-marathon this spring. I've never done one before, but I think it might be the right distance for me.. because I seem to have more endurance than speed.
As for your question on my blog, S&S means Strength & Stretch, sorry I didn't clarify that!

Laurel said...

I'm training for labor, so you know, eating, sleeping, whatnot :)

Sounds like you had a much more productive week than I did. You're doing great!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am training for the Mercer Island half next month, Eugene Marathon May 2nd and Seattle Rock N Roll June 26th.. Fun times. I love half Marathons!

Badgergirl said...

Nice variety on the week! I'm training for the Green Bay Half Marathon in May, but soon I've got to add in triathlon training since my first tri of the year is a month after the half marathon!

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onelittletrigirl said...

Finding a balance...

I think that is the never ending goal! I am jealous of your pool time...despite my best efforts, I have has zero pool time in 2010 thus far and I am negative in the pilates department too!!!

Marlene said...

Looks like a decent week to me! You are BUSY, BUSY!

Check my post today for a little Sunshine! :)

Jess said...

I'm about to kick off training for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler. But I'm lacking a little bit in the motivation department with all the snow on the ground.

Julie said...

I just tagged you..go to my blog and see what you won:)

Colleen said...

Sounds like the rest days were needed... you seem to be a bit busy these days my dear! :) Balance is the hardest part of life...

Beth said...

It looks like we both ran in Fargo in 2008. That was my first marathon and it was soooo hot! I did it again in 2009 and the weather was perfect. Good luck with your traiining and I'll keep checking in.

Kirsten said...

Just found your blog, looks like you have awesome swim coaches! nice workouts for the week too! I'm training for a marathon in March and a long list of other things after that through September. It will be fun to check in here and see your training! Happy Training!

Jess said...

Well, you have a lot of time to decide about the Fargo half, but I think you can do it with a slow, consistent build up.