January 4, 2009
grumpy blog-posts notwithstanding: training this week has been thoroughly enjoyable. I'm still slower than dirt, but both legs and both lungs feel pretty normal and pain-free, and I actually look forward to each day's bit of cardio.
This week was a little light on the running, a little heavier on the xtraining:
M: 6mi (9:07p)
T: 7mi (9:18p), despite 4x20s pickups this was pretty slow because I'm extra slow in the dark, ugh; 15min stairmaster; 30min elliptical incl one big hill (3.56mi); 30min stationary bike incl 3 big hills (11.4mi)
W: 15min stairmaster; 1hr elliptical incl 4x[5min threshold, 1min easy], 6.85mi
R: 8mi (8:47p); 15min stairmaster; 45min stationary bike incl 3 big hills, 14.5mi
F: 6mi (8:54p) incl 3x[1min surge, 1min easy] in 5th mile
Sa: 20min stairmaster; 1hr elliptical, fooled with incline+resistance to get some decent long uphill for at least 30 min
Su: 9mi (8:45p), thoroughly enjoyable
totals: 36mi (5:22) running , 4:50 xtraining
So yeah, I've not been just sandbagging about being slow. I am slow. And I don't even have big miles as an excuse. But I feel better than I have in months, and this coming week I'll run more than 40 miles Yee Haw and do some faster stuff on runs, not just in the gym.
Posted by joe positive at January 4, 2009 4:20 PM
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That is funny b/c my paces are right around this range and I am finally feeling like I am improving! Heh. It is definitely all relative. The good news is you are out there again....
Love the No Girl thing. Happy 2009.
Posted by: Mindi at January 6, 2009 6:12 AM