Sunday, February 10, 2008

Weekly Training Summary

To help motivate me out of this rut I've sunk into as a result of being sick for almost 2 weeks, I've decided to follow some fellow bloggers and institute the "Weekly Training Summary" Post. Unfortunately, it gets off to a start after a crappy week of training.

The trip to Texas and Rocky Raccoon brought back whatever illness I suffered from the week before. I had planned on taking Monday and Tuesday off anyway, but ended up with no activity on Wednesday and just a short spin session on Thursday. I finally got outdoors on Friday for a short run, just to test the waters. The week finished off on a high note yesterday when the wife and I put in about 8.5 miles at Rockies. Although not at 100%, it felt good to finally get out there and put in some meaningful miles.

So, this week looked like this :

Monday: 0
Tuesday: 0
Wednesday: 0
Thursday: 30 minute spin
Friday: 3.00
Saturday: 8.44
Sunday: 0

This Week - 11.44
This Year - 211.34
2008 Avg. - 35.22

It is interesting to see what the addition of Rocky Raccoon did to my mileage compared to a year ago. Six week into 2007 my total milage was only 131.61 (21.94 avg.), running about 67 more miles in January 2008 then I did in January 2007. The key will be to stay healthy and avoid injury.

Next week looks to be a light week. Coach Lisa scheduled 2 light weeks to follow Rocky Raccoon, then we'll bump it up again to get ready for the rest of the year. So, I'm looking at 2 cross-training sessions with some weight training and 3 runs - hopefully a 35 mile week.


  1. Sounds like Coach Lisa is an amazing person, I'd love to meet her sometime! There's nobody like that around here, I've been having to figure everything out by reading blogs! haha Good luck with your training!

  2. The key will be to stay healthy and avoid injury.
    YES that is KEY!!! Great job so far in 08' this will be ur banner race season!!

  3. Dude, you're previous week is probably going to look a HECK of a lot better than my current week :-X :-X

  4. Not a bad rut when you can run a 10 hr 50 miler in the middle of it! The year is long, so some down time here and there probably is good in the end...

  5. ha! i think i ran more than you this week. By just a couple miles. I stopped logging my miles many months ago and do not miss it. I was way too hung up on the numbers.

  6. Sometimes a runner has a down week, it's no biggie. I'm sure your mileage will rock this coing week!

  7. Good call with the staying healthy and running smart. What's one week in the grand scheme?? Feel better!

  8. your training looks better than mine since you got us all sick:)
    dont worry about counting your miles!:)