Sunday, April 25, 2010

Week 4: 5K/10K Challenge Training Recap

Only 1 more week until my first triathlon of the 2010! It's an indoor triathlon at Lifetime Fitness in Eden, Prairie Minnesota. I have done an indoor triathlon through LF before, but this will be a great way to jump-start my triathlon season! In addition, I look forward to seeing the excitement in my sister's eyes when she finishes her first triathlon. She'll be hooked!




Let's take a look back on week 4's training for the 5K/10K Challenge. Some were confused by my color coding choices last week - and I don't blame you - so I will try to accommodate better today.


What I PLANNED TO DO is in BLUE, what I DID DO is in GREEN, and what I DIDN'T DO is in RED:



3 RUNS (3 mi, 3 mi, 5-6 mi)/ 2.2 mi, 8 mile long run/ missed 3rd run of 3 mi
2 BIKES (1 long, 1 short with 1 mi run-off)/20 miles with 1.25 mi run-off, 21.67 miles with 0.55 mi run-off
2 SWIMS (approx 4000Yds)/ 2300 Yds Swim/ missed 2nd swim
1 BodyPump Class/ 1 BodyPump Class
4 or 5 15-20 minute Core and Stretching/ Monday, Wedneday, Saturday, Sunday

1/2 hour of yoga/ didn't do

TOTALS:
Swim 2300 Yds
Bike 41.67 miles
Run 12 miles



I struggled keeping up with my training a little bit mid-week, but I know it was due to nutrition and insuficient sleep. I didn't plan my meals very well and was often scrounging randoms to pack for lunch and snacks. Totally not acceptable! Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night I struggled to get 7 hours of sleep without waking 4-5 times during the night. It was horrible. I usually function best on 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep.

Even though I didn't get in every workout I had planned, I did get in a great long run, two long bike rides - both with some running afterwards, a long swim, and some great core and stretching!


Since this week is leading up to a triathlon on Sunday, I am not going to write up anything specific for my workouts this week. I am just going to play it by ear and take it a bit easy. However, I do hope to get to swim practice twice, bodypump once, do yoga once, bike once, a 5 mile run, and 4-5 days of core and stretching. We'll see what happens!


What's you're week look like? Anything exciting coming up?

25 comments:

Jess said...

Still a successful week! I know what you mean by scrounging for lunch and snacks. There are some days where I feel like I'm just eating random bits of stuff. Not good. This week, I think I have a more solid nutrition plan in place.

Marlene said...

Congrats on another week of training. SO exciting that your first tri of the year is coming up! Hope you get get some good sleep this week, and make sure you plan those meals & snacks!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

looks like you had a great week to me!

Lindsay said...

Looks Like a awesome week!! Good Job :) I hate it when sleep throws everything off!

Lisa said...

You had a lot planned. Even though you didn't get it all in, you got a LOT in. Good job.

Carly said...

Sounds like a good week. I really need to get thinking about my first triathlon of the season.

N.D. said...

I'm getting psyched to do a tri next spring :)

Erika said...

Great week of training. It's amazing how much diet and sleep can throw things off! Enjoy your "easy" week!

MCM Mama said...

You always amaze me with how much you manage! I'm in taper now and lovin' it LOL.

Badgergirl said...

Looks like a great week!

trifitmom said...

awesome job...

i have my 9 mile portion of a relay this sunday. did 5 miles today and it was hard, on the treadmill. hope to swim, spin once this week, 1 day of strength and a run in there...

X-Country2 said...

I hear those LTF indoor tri's are FUN. Good luck!

Julie said...

Nice job this week! I would love to cheer you on if it works into my schedule:) Eden Prairie is just down the road from where I live!!

Jamoosh said...

My schedule this week includes hoping I can send good vibes all the way up to Minnesota!

Michelle said...

Great week! Can't wait to hear how the tri goes!!

I'm officially starting Week 1 of marathon training this week. Pretty nervous.

Staci Dombroski said...

I can't stand it when I keep waking up in the middle of the night! I hope you have a great and restful week :)

onelittletrigirl said...

I had a crappy week nutritionally too :( But you still did great- hopefully this week will allow you more sleep!

Wes said...

I am excited that you are doing a tri!! The fact that I begin my taper this week will probably make me all emotional about your race :-) hahaha! JEALOUS!

Tricia said...

hope you have a great week!

Tony said...

I'm with you on the sleep I need at least 7.5 hours. This was a great week for you, it should do you good going into the triathlon this week.

Heather said...

Hi. Nice to meet you. I just participated in my first tri of 2010 last weekend.

I look forward to reading your blog.

Scott Keeps Running said...

Race-week training is tough. I want to rest up nice and good, but when the weather is beautiful on Tues or Wed I want to say "screw the race" and then go out for a long run through the mountains. (It's usually worth it.)

Jess said...

Don't worry that you missed a few mid week work outs. You push yourself hard most of the time a couple skipped workouts won't kill you! Enjoy your week before the tri!

Kelly said...

It's going to be SO fun to do a tri with your sister- I love converting people to stuff I love to do haha.
You did a great job with your work outs this week, it's hard to keep up with everything!

Aka Alice said...

I think an indoor tri sounds like a great way to kick off tri-season!

I smiled at your comment about having a mimosa this weekend and thinking of me :-))