A solid week of training and continue to progress. Everything seems to be in balance, hard runs followed up with adequate rest and recovery. Although I’m running significantly less miles per week compared to the same time last year when training for the Carlsbad Marathon (30 to 35 miles compared to 50 to 60 miles), I’m in much better shape. I personally seem to respond better to running higher quality miles than higher volume.
Running: (A-) 35 miles of running this week. Ran intervals on Tuesday, tempo run on Thursday and 20-mile long run on Sunday.
Sleep: (A) Solid 8 hours of sleep most nights with a few short afternoon naps.
Diet/Hydration: (B-) Thanksgiving week, that’s my excuse. Stayed hydrated, but gave in too often to pies and other things I should have stayed away from. Renewed emphasis on sticking with at least 90% whole foods.
Weight/Body Fat: (B-) Third week in a row where I gained weight, continues to creep up. Weight increased 0.1 lbs from 146.5 to 146.6 lbs. My body fat another increased 0.1% from 9.0% to 9.1%.
Cross-Training/Stretching: (A) Solid week of cross-training – spin bike, yoga, strength and core training.
Stress Management: (B+) Relatively stress free week.
Body Condition/Injuries: (A-) Nothing significant to report on the injury front other than a mildly painful spot on the top of my left foot. Not sure where the pain is coming from, but hasn’t really affected my running.
Overall: (B+) Solid week, just need to work on the diet.
Running: 35 miles
Core/Strength: 1 hour
Bike Trainer: 3 hours
Yoga: 2 hours, 32 minutes
Total Exercise Time: 10 hours, 59 minutes
Monday – 15 minutes yoga, 45 minutes bike trainer, 20 minutes yoga
Wednesday – 15 minutes core, 45 minutes bike trainer, 15 minutes strength, 7 minutes yoga
Thursday – Tempo Run, 2 miles EZ, 4 miles at tempo pace (6:34, 6:26, 6:19 and 6:07)), 2 miles EZ, 20 minutes yoga
Friday – 15 minutes yoga, 45 minutes bike trainer, 20 minutes yoga
Saturday – 15 minutes core, 15 minutes strength, 45 minutes bike trainer, 15 minutes yoga
Sunday – Long Run (20 miles – average pace 7:37), 20 minutes yoga