Training Log – Week of Sept. 7 (Week 36)

Another successful week of off-season training.

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Wait, what training were you talking about?

General training notes: I’m a few weeks into the off-season, and it’s going well so far. Physically, my run seems to be coming together. Most of my outings feel pretty good, and my body simply doesn’t feel as tired as it was during the season. Mentally, it’s been awesome to only “worry” about one sport; taking a break from rigid swim-bike-run training has given me an opportunity to be a real person as you can see from the photo above. This playtime won’t last forever so I’m making the most of it while I can!

Monday – off

Tuesday – a.m. run and strength train

Easy five miles on the West Side Highway, plus push-ups and corework

Wednesdaya.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance off

I went to the Yankees game for my uncle’s birthday. Proper celebrations ensued, and there was no way a 5:30 a.m. ride was happening. Cheers to the off-season life!

Thursday – a.m. run

Loved this workout: four miles total with miles one and two easy, mile three at 10-K race pace, and mile four easy. Even though it was only one mile, this interval reaffirmed I do have some top-end speed—it’s just a matter of tapping into it. And again, it was only one mile, but I felt smooth and strong. Overall, my runs are starting to feel similar to how I felt in the lead-up to the Philly Half last year. Woohoo!

Friday – a.m. swim with the Bearcat masters

Well, on the bright side, I went only 19 days instead of three months without swimming this off-season … so progress? My expectations were low, and I managed to not drown and log 3,000m.

Saturday – a.m. run and strength train

Another easy four miles, plus plenty of corework and upper-body strength training.

Sunday – a.m. run

Blissful seven miles up to and through Central Park. Knock on wood:  Things feel really good.

Tracking my weekly mileage would make sense, right? Total miles: 20

How’s your training coming along?

4 responses to “Training Log – Week of Sept. 7 (Week 36)

  1. I keep forgetting to track mileage, but I do think it’s a useful thing to keep track of. Sounds like a good week, and I’m glad you’re embracing the off season 🙂

  2. I’m glad you are having a successful off time. I’v been trying to continue building muscle and upper body strength as well. I always feel the strongest when I do core!

    • Corework makes such a difference! That’s usually the first thing that falls to the wayside during a busy season though. I haven’t been doing a lot of speed stuff recently, but I notice a difference during race-paced efforts.

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