Monday, January 26, 2015

Week in Review 19-25 January -- Back into a groove

So many activities!
I had a decent week last week. I skipped my Monday swim because I was still getting over my cold, but the focus on easy activity early in the week means I got through my pre-hab routine TWICE. I think that is a record of some kind! Ha!

Overall, I had strong weeks biking and running and a bunch of other activity, and I'm happy with how it shakes out:

Swim: Once this week for just over an hour. I'm not going to stress about this since I was still recovering from Congestion City early in the week.

Bike: Three times this week for two shorter and one longer session, all on the trainer, for 4:40 total. I'm going back and forth on whether or not I want to start adding a few more minutes here and there: The bike is my weakest discipline, but how much difference can an extra five minutes on the trainer make when I'm not going to be racing for months yet? We'll see how this week shakes out.

Run: A solid 31 miles this week, all on the treadmill, which makes this my highest mileage week of the year so far. This worked out to five total runs: two easy, one MMD, one LSD and one speed in a total time of just more than 5 hours.

Yoga: One 30-minute session this week. Better than my previous trend of zero.

Weights: One heavy/body weight session for about 1 hour. Ideally, I'd like to get back into the routine of twice a week, one heavy/body weight and one video, but being sick also threw this off a bit.

Plyo: One 20-minute session after my weights. Since I have been good about doing this after every weights session this year, maybe I should consolidate this into one? But I hate plyo, so I also want to give myself the credit of actually doing it. Ha!

Pre-hab: One benefit of recovering from being sick early this week was that I got through TWO rounds of my pre-hab exercises this week: hips, ankles, arches and toes. No sweating, no making myself sicker, and hopefully reducing injury down the line, all for the price of one.

Walk: I'm totally counting a 26-minute walk down to the Y just because I can. My blog, my rules. We had a nice day last week and I took advantage. It's cross training, yeah.

Total: Just more than 15 hours, with nearly 10 of that biking and running. So, a solid week!

I'm hoping I can carry the momentum through this week and into next month. The year is off to a good start, colds be darned, and hopefully I can keep it going.


  1. I shudder to think about that many miles on the treadmill. I went to our Y today and ran on the indoor track... it's better, not by much, but it's better. Way to stick with it. Glad you're feeling better.

    1. Ha - my treadmill limit is 10 miles once a week, and I watch a lot of TV to make it bearable. The track at my Y is banked, which kills my knees for some reason.