Vanilla’s Training Log 12-22-12

Greetings, Salty Readers!  Here’s hoping that you had a lovely holiday and spent it in a way that made you feel happy and truly blessed.  It’s hard to believe another year is about ready to end!  Here’s to a new year and new goals!

I continue to build my running mileage with the intent of hitting it hard in January.  I’m trying to get my body used to a running schedule so when I really start to focus on Boston, I will be mentally ready.  Here’s my latest training week:

Sunday:  8 miles catching up with my friend, Cathy.  It was a beautiful, crisp, sunny morning.  Later, I did some weights and rode my trainer for 30 minutes.

Monday:  My preferred workout days are Tuesdays/Thursdays, but we had plans with friends in the evening, and I knew we would be out (and have some drinks), so I chose to do my workout on Monday.  I did 10* 1 minute with about 1 minute rest in between.  My legs hurt, but I was pleased with some of my paces.  Later in the afternoon, I did a 4 mile shakeout, which could barely count as a jog because my legs were so stiff–meaning I gave it my all for the workout!

Tuesday:  Easy 3.5 miles; weights in the evening.

Wednesday:  45 minute spin in the morning; 2,250 swim in the evening.

Thursday:  Planned workout 3*1 mile, but about 5 minutes into my warm-up, I knew it wasn’t going to happen.  My legs felt heavy, I felt depleted.  Our company party was the night before, and a little egg nog and only snacks for dinner didn’t bode well for a morning workout.  Oh well.  I’ve learned when the best thing to do when not feeling well during a workout is to call it a good try and move onto the next one, so that’s what I did.  I was able to get in 3.5 miles later and felt a little better.

Friday:  One hour spin in the morning; 4 miles easy on the treadmill in the evening.

Saturday:  6.65 miles coaching; weights in the evening.

Weekly Totals:

Running:  37.9 miles

Biking:  2 hours—trainer

Swimming:  2,250 yards

Weight Training:  2 hours

Native Ohioan now living in Boulder, Colorado. I love to run, tri, train, eat good chocolate, drink good rum, and laugh (a lot). I am a CPA by trade and work for Newton Running.

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