So, I have been meaning to start a training blog with weekly updates but the last couple of weeks have been pretty rough. I cam down with some sort of common cold- E. bola hybrid that knocked me out for a few days here and there so this is my first week back into real training since I started writing at The Low Place. I am describing my training online for two reasons: (1) There might be one or two people (friends and family) that might actually be interesting in reading about it and (2) I think (hope) that writing about my training will force me to be more introspective about it.
Monday F16: PM 50 minutes of indoor cycling followed immediately by 76 minutes of pool running
Tuesday F17: PM 64 minutes of pool running followed immediately by 60 minutes of running (up Dole Hill road with cemetery out and back and down on the snowmobile trail)
Wednesday F18: AM 69 minutes of running (up the snowmobile trail and down Dole Hill Road with cemetery out and back and Terry Hill Road out and back) PM 76 minutes of pool running followed immediately by 27 minutes of flat run around the 'Field)
Thursday F19: AM 99 minutes running (up the snowmobile trail and down Dole Hill Road with snowmobile trail out and back and cemetery out and back in deep new snow) PM 77 minutes of pool running
Friday F20: AM 65 minute running (up the snowmobile trail and down Dole Hill Road with cemetery out and back in soft snow conditions) PM 76 of pool running
Saturday F21: AM 155 minutes of snowshoeing (semi broken trail to top of Paine Mountain with breaking trail in wicked deep snow north along the ridge- almost got to Irish Hill) PM 60 minutes of indoor cycling
Sunday F22: AM 165 minutes of snowshoeing (semi broken trail to top of Paine Mountain trail broken along the ridge had partially filled in but I still managed to make it out a little bit further than on Saturday- got about 6 minutes closer to Irish Hill)
10:40 running and snowshoeing (57% of total)
1:50 indoor cycling (10% of total)
6:09 pool running (33% of total)
Comments: I am still in a phase of ramping up my total numbers and the percentage of this total that comes from running. This was a good week for this point in the season (still two or so months from my racing season) and I was very happy about the state of my knackered knee following 5:20 of snowshoeing over two days. My best workout for the week was the Sunday snowshoe since I was already very tired from the previous day's workout- plus, we got about two feet of snow this week (about 6 inches during my Sunday run) and so the snowshoeing is awesome right now!
Week 3 - January 15 - January 21
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