Nick

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5.28.2011

9 miles this week and spin

This week I ran only 9 miles total!  I didn't miss it one bit, I'm not going to lie.  Here's what my week looked like:

Monday - yoga
Tuesday - run 5 miles and abs/strength
Wednesday - swim 4000 yards and Jillian's ab workout
Thursday - spin class 14.6 miles - awesome, run 1.6 miles and strength
Friday - swim 3700 yards and Jillian's abs
Saturday - bike 21.1 at spin class (Awesome #2) and run 2.3 miles after
Sunday - off day

I went to another spin class today - it was an hour long and awesome. I was dripping sweat. I'm starting to actually really like it! The time flies by.  Today's instructor was a woman that I swim with. I didn't even know she taught spin and she was an insane instructor (in a good way).  I feel like I'm getting better at it for sure. The other class I was going to sucked!! (I realize that now).  I feel like I want to get my yoga or exercise class certification and teach classes.  I don't know what all that entails but I think it would be cool.

I had to send my last 6 weeks of training to my coach for marathon training. I'm kind of wondering why I am running a marathon this fall (or 2? what?) because I can tell I need to lay off the running. I am keeping my hand in it for whatever reason but it would be nice to drop it for a while. I'm going to continue to take it easy and pick it up mid June I think.  Here was my last 6 weeks of training, I didn't realize I was working so hard (for me!)



April 18- April 24
April 17 (local sprint triathlon- 1st ever)
Monday (off) run 1 mile
Tuesday run  8 miles morning, 4 miles afternoon - speedwork
Wednesday  swim 4000 yards (masters team), run 2 miles easy
Thursday run 11 miles  - tempo included
Friday swim 4000 yards, abs and strength
Sat – run 8 miles easy
Sun off
April 25-May 1
Mon swim 4000 yards, abs and strength
Tues run 8.5 miles mini speedwork session
Wednesday swim 1000 run 6 miles easy
Thurs run 8.5 miles small tempo run
Friday swim 4000 yards, abs and strength
Saturday run 2 miles
Sunday Broad Street Run 10 miles 
1:20:00– not what I was hoping for – got all hyped up and got stomach issues
May 2- May 8
Monday Run 2 miles
Tuesday Run 7 miles
Wednesday run 5 miles swim 3500 yards, abs and strength
Thursday run 9 miles
Friday swim 4000 yards, abs and strength
Saturday run 10 miles long run
May 9 – May 15
Monday swim 4000 yards, abs and strength
Tuesday run 7 and 3.5  - easy  - morning and afternoon
Wednesday run 4, bike 12.5 (spin class)
Thursday run 10 easy
Friday Swim 4000 yards, abs and strength
Saturday – 10k race (48:xx happy with my time, not PR) and easy 2 miles
May 16- May 22
Monday swim 4000 yards, abs and strength
Tuesday run 8 miles  easy with mini speedwork
Wednesday  run 3 miles easy bike 10.8 miles, abs and strength
Thursday run 9 miles
Friday swim 4000 yards
Saturday bike 14.6 miles run ½ mile
Sunday 13.1 race (1:54:xx) Sucked – weak legs -bad idea to bike the day before)

4 comments:

  1. "I've been working hard, for me" - Natalie - you've been working hard full stop!
    I'm glad you've found a good spin class - it's great to be told what to do for a change rather than have to self-motivate.
    I'd love to do my qualifications in pilates and other classes too!
    Enjoy your time off running - it'll do your body good.

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  2. I'm sure a break is what you need right before you start training hard again.

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  3. glad you're liking spin! wondering if you were able to ride in CT this weekend?

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  4. Wow! That's a LOT of workouts!!

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