Sunday, January 22, 2012

Week In Review: January 15 - January 21, 2012

This week was a very nice week. I felt MUCH better, and was able to really string some days together with good runs. Nothing epic or unusual, just good solid runs with no pain. Here is what last week looked like...

Day   Activity   Distance (in miles)
Sunday Walking 1.10
Running 4.15
Walking 1.01
Monday Rest Day
Tuesday Walking 1.13
Running 4.20
Walking 1.06
Wednesday Elliptical 1.63
Running 4.55
Thursday Walking 1.10
Running 4.13
Walking 1.00
Friday Walking 1.08
Running 4.61
Walking 1.05
Saturday Elliptical 1.60
Running 4.23

Just a quick note on the above. Since I tend to be a bit on the "stiff" side when I start out, and to prevent injury to "cold" muscles, tendons, and ligaments, I try to warm-up with some activity for about 15 to 20 minutes prior to each run. I don't usually skip this unless I'm already warmed later in the day. If it isn't too cool out, I usually walk about a mile at a brisk pace first. If it IS cool out, I use the elliptical for about 20 minutes. Since I was holding the run distances to about 4 miles each, I would walk back to the house, which accounts for the walks after the runs (I take different routes, so don't always end up at home...I let RunKeeper tell me how far I've gone, and just take a wandering course through the neighborhood at times).

These are my time and distance totals for the week:

Activity   Time Total   Distance Total (in miles)
Running 3:54:18 25.87
Walking 2:03:26 8.53
Elliptical 0:40:00 3.23
Overall Total 6:37:44 37.63

Only 34 days till the Cowtown Marathon...its getting closer all the time. I plan to do my last long run before the race on Saturday of this week, and it will be in the 18 to 20 range. I'll give myself at least a day off prior to the long run, and at least one day off afterwards to ensure proper recovery. It looks like the weather is really going to be ugly (rainy and cool) on Wednesday of this week, so I may be hitting the treadmill. I'll just play it by ear and see how things go.

Happy Running Everyone !!!

1 comment:

  1. Great week of running! I love how detailed you are with recording it all and making charts. If my husband ran, that's how he'd do it too. :)