Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Week in the Rearview Mirror: March 25 - March 31, 2012

What can I say...a tapering week for the marathon race. I had managed to all but resolve the calf issue (just minor tightness), but the race effort (even though I only managed 12 miles before having to pull out) did set it back a bit. Not a great deal, but I'll want to be careful moving forward to ensure I let it heal appropriately.

Here is what last week looked like...

Day   Activity   Distance (in miles)
Sunday Walking 1.09
Running 6.10
Walking 0.50
Monday Cycling 21.05
Walking 0.29
Tuesday Walking 1.05
Running 6.52
Wednesday Walking 1.02
Running 6.54
Thursday Rest Day
Friday Cycling 21.27
Saturday Rest Day

These are my time and distance totals for the week:

Activity   Time Total   Distance Total (in miles)
Running 2:56:38 19.16
Walking 0:55:52 3.95
Cycling 2:43:23 42.32
Overall Total 6:35:53 65.43

In cross-training, only two days of pullups and one of pushups as I cut back in anticipation of the race. I averaged 150 total pushups and 25 pullups per session last week.

I only went to Yoga on Thursday this week as well, as I didn't want to strain anything prior to the race effort. I have been letting the Yoga and stretching go a bit, and need to be more diligent with doing this whether I go to a Yoga class or not. The Yoga is just too important in keeping me healthy to set it aside, and I'm starting to notice a difference after only a week....a negative one.

Time to do a "reset" on my training and goals now. Although I'll be running with my wife in a half-marathon at the end of April, it won't be a "race" for me since I'll be going considerably slower than I normally run even on my most casual training runs. I'm looking forward to just running healthy and for fun for a few weeks, then perhaps getting in on some 5K - 10K action later to see if I can move my legs a bit faster at this age. It has been a LONG time since I've run a race at either of those least 20 years, so it may be about time.

Happy Running Everyone !!!


  1. You certainly got in some good running/cycling time.

    Good luck to you and your wife in the upcoming 10k. I run them all the time (in my mind!). :)


    1. My wife and I will actually be running her first half-marathon at the end of the month, although I plan on looking into some 5K and 10K races after that. Thanks for the well wishes !