Solid, but uneventful, second week of training. Unlike most of the country, the weather in San Diego has been perfect for running. This is great for consistency and being able to build upon the prior weeks of training. I’m starting this training cycle with a good base from my last training cycle, so I’m hoping to be in a position to attempt a PR for this upcoming marathon. But we’ll see how things progress, it is still early and I just need to focus on one week at a time.
Running: (A) 30 miles of running this week. Ran 4 x 800m intervals on Tuesday, 5-mile tempo on Thursday and a 15-mile long run on Sunday. All three runs were quality runs and within the planned pace.
Sleep: (A) About 8 hours of sleep each night with a short afternoon nap.
Diet/Hydration: (B) Maintained good hydration, ate a good amount of whole foods, but have been overeating at dinner as well as indulged on too many sweets. Really need to be more disciplined on my diet, I eat well most of the time, but sabotage some of those efforts by snacking or eating that extra serving I really don’t need.
Weight/Body Fat: (B) Weight increased from 143.0 lbs for 143.6 lbs. Body fat increased from 8.2% to 8.4%.
Cross-Training/Stretching: (A) Incorporated a good amount of quality cross-training. 3 hours on the bike trainer; two 30-minute core/strength sessions; and over 2 hours of yoga spread throughout the week.
Stress Management: (A) Busy week at work, but stress was manageable.
Body Condition/Injuries: (A) Nothing of significance.
Overall: (A-) Good week of training, just need to be more conscious of what I eat.
Running: 30 miles
Core/Strength: 1 hour
Bike Trainer: 3 hours
Yoga: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Total Exercise Time: 10 hours, 7 minutes
Monday – 15 minutes yoga, 45 minutes bike trainer, 15 minutes yoga
Tuesday – Interval Run, 4 x 800m w/2 minutes rest jog between intervals (2:53, 2:50, 2:57, 2:59), 20 minutes yoga (Previous Training Cycle: 3:03, 2:58, 3:01 and 2:59)
Wednesday – 15 minutes core, 45 minutes bike trainer, 15 minutes strength, 7 minutes yoga
Thursday – Tempo Run 2 miles EZ, 5 miles @ tempo pace (6:52, 6:46, 6:36, 6:34 ad 6:24), 1 mile EZ), 20 minutes yoga (Previous Training Cycle: 7:10, 7:11, 7:06, 7:03 and 6:46)
Friday – 15 minutes yoga, 45 minutes bike trainer, 15 minutes yoga
Saturday – 15 minutes core, 45 minutes bike trainer, 15 minutes strength, 7 minutes yoga
Sunday – Long Run, 15 miles (average pace 7:21/mile), 20 minutes yoga (Previous Training Cycle: average pace 8:40/mile)