It's been quite a while since I've had any training worthwhile to put together a "Week in Review" post. This week I did pretty well, though.
Swimming - 7800 yards ~ 4.4 miles
It should have been more. I missed a nearly 3000 yard swim due to time constraints, but still got in some great swimming. I've been working hard to become more swimmer-like after reading this article in Triathlete. I've incorporated bilateral breathing and flip turning into all my workouts. And it's making a difference. I had 3 x 100 at the end of a long workout last week and busted out a 1:30, 1:29, and 1:27, respectively.
Running - 17.01 miles
Yes, 17 miles is not a lot. However, this is the most miles I have strung together in a week since my last marathon attempt in May. I did four runs and they were on consecutive days. By the end of the week, my hip was not happy. Not painful, but definitely not happy. I had hoped to do one more run, but I ran out of time. Life happens!
Strength Training - 0.5 hours
Right now I am only able to do my PT exercises as my strength training. I should be doing it a lot more than a half hour per week. By the end of the day, though, I'm just tired and want to sit on the couch. I recently built my own slide board (more on this soon), so I hope to incorporate this into my strength training soon.
Now let's talk about the fun stuff. I freakin' love my FitBit. The stats are awesome! I check them throughout the day. I am crazy obsessed. Here's some of the fun stuff from the last week.
Steps - 92,648 total, 13,235 average per day
Saturdays really screw me up with my steps. I teach swim lessons for four and a half hours and cannot wear my FitBit during that time. (It's not water proof.) I walk a lot between the two pools I teach in and back and forth to get towels and whatnot. I walk a lot more steps on Saturday than what is accounted for.
Resting Heart Rate - 75 average
I hope this continues to drop as I get more and more into shape again.
Distance - 40.2 miles total, 5.74 miles per day
This is grossly wrong. I've noticed the mileage to be WAY off from my Garmin when I go on a run. That's alright. It's still a fun stat.
Sleep - 8 hrs, 7 minute average per day
That's right kiddos. I regularly get over 8 hours of sleep per day. Boom!!!
Thanks for checking in. I'm hoping to get back to a regular blogging schedule. I don't know how many of y'all actually read it (or care), but I enjoy writing this and want to be better about it. Oh, and there is a big race this week for me. Stay tuned!