Monday, March 12, 2012

Week In Review

Wow! I jumped on the running bandwagon hard this week and I can't believe I wasn't thrown off. Halfway through the week I was worried I'd be doing some huge running numbers, but soreness, tiredness, and photo boothing slowed down those numbers. That's a good thing, though, as my body is not ready for high mileage yet and I don't want to get injured for a silly run streak.

Monday - 5 miles on treadmill. Middle three miles tempo at sub-8:30s.

- 4.25 mile neighborhood run.

Wednesday - Today I was planning on doing my long run as I wouldn't have time for it over the weekend, but it was super-windy and I was pretty sore and only got in 8 miles. But still, it was at an 8:40 average. I also did my week 5 push up test today and maxed out at 60.

- 3 miles on the treadmill as 1.5 miles before weight lifting and 1.5 miles after weight lifting. Weight lifting (cross fit) was 18 miles AMRAP (which I learned means "as many reps as possible" of 15 box jumps (we did tuck jumps), 9 toes to bar, and 12 push presses (I did 55 pounds). We forgot to count, but I think we did 5 sets of those. Yeesh!

- 3 mile easy treadmill run

- 4.25 mile neighborhood run.

Sunday - 3 easy miles with Dave in the 'hood. Also, week 6 day 1 of push up challenge which came in a whopping 220 push ups. I'm hurting.


Running - 30.5 miles
Other - 0.25 hours
Pushups - 280


Scott N. said...

Congrats on nailing a hard week. The pushups are especially impressive.

I was curious to know if you did any of your running in your new Kinvaras. If so, how did they feel? I've had mine for 2 weeks now. The runs feel great, but after doing a 3-day period of speed/recovery/speed, my right achilles was a bit tender. Switching back to my 12-mm drop Triumphs for the two weekend runs made everything right again. So I think I've decided to not run in them back-to-back days until I'm more used to them. I suspected this transition period would be needed, but expected to feel it during the runs, not in the downtime. Hopefully I'll be able to build up to half marathon distance in them by my race on April 22.

Keep up the good work and good luck with the Kinvaras.


Meredith said...

I have not done any runs in the Kinvaras yet. I'm not entirely sure they fit correctly. I ordered the same size as my other running shoes but they seem to slip in the heel. The thing I like about Saucony is that many of their shoes are available in narrow sizes, which is what I wear. The Kinvaras are not. I may need to go down half a size.