Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Long Run

After taking Monday as an easy day (just an hour of yoga) and sleeping in my compression pants Sunday night all soreness from my race is gone, YAY! It felt good to spin this morning after just running for over a week, and I am really looking forward to this weekend’s long ride. My workouts for this week look like this:
Monday: 60 min yoga

Tuesday: am 60 minute bike (on trainer) and pm: Track practice with RMTC, we will do between 4 and 6 miles of intervals

Wednesday: am 1900 swim (300 WU, 6x50 drills, 8x100 main set, 6x50 drills, 200 CD), pm yoga

Thursday: 90 min spin class straight to a 4 mile run

Friday: 6 mile tempo run with an easy 1600 m easy swim

Saturday: 22 mile run, longest run before marathon

Sunday: 50 mile bike ride, probably flat after Saturday’s long run

Swim= 3500 meters, I need to increase this soon!

Bike= approx. 80 miles

Run= 37 miles

Strength/Stretching= 120 minutes

My goal for this week is to keep to my plan, with a crazy work schedule I almost always end up skipping at least one workout. I also want to work on nutrition this week, after botching my half on Sunday I need to practice before the Colorado Marathon, I have a little over a month to prepare! This week has the longest distance we run before the marathon but I am not that nervous, 18 and 20 went pretty well so hopefully 22 won’t be any different.

Recently I finished reading The Long Run by Matt Long. This isn’t a book about how to run or race triathlon but about how a NYC fire fighter who was severely injured came back to run a marathon then complete an Ironman. If you want inspiration this is it, I highly recommend this book to anyone who is injured, or lacking motivation. What's the furthest you have ever run? Happy Tuesday!


  1. The longest? 13.1...ha! ;) I know what you mean about it being refreshing with adding in non-running workouts. Every now and then, I just run for a week or two and I get burned out pretty quickly.

    Sheesh...only 4+ weeks left!

  2. I loved that book.

    Longest I've run is a marathon.

    You should have yelled at me!!

  3. My goodness, you are a rockstar fitness machine! Thanks for the comment! :)

  4. I've heard such great things about that book!
    Nice job with your training! The longest I've run is 26.2 miles...my marathon! :)

  5. I've heard great things about that book, I must read it this summer!

    Your training looks like it's going well...one day a week isn't too bad, hopefully it's recovery runs and you're just recoverying by not running instead :).