Monday, October 29, 2007

The Week That Was

Monday: evening Masters swim session
Tuesday: evening 2.0hr. stationary trainer (zone 1)
Wednesday: evening 1.67hr. run (zone 1)
Thursday: evening Masters swim session
Saturday: morning 2.0hr. run (zone 2); afternoon 2.0hr. stationary trainer (zone 2)
Sunday: mid-day 2.0hr. stationary trainer (zone 1)

I reached a few markers: I had a two hour long run, I burned well over 5,000 calories in aerobic exercise (which for years has seemed to be a level almost essential for me to feel charged up - intensity and volume seem to matter less as individual variables), and I touched my pre-IMMoo weight.

I know it's better first to build soft tissues by increasing run frequency and then later to increase duration. That wouldn't have been a good match with my plans for trips and running with people in November, nor with my desire to not let too much aerobic conditioning melt away, so instead I've had a somewhat aggressive ramp-up in run duration.

Eventually I'll have some increase in intensity, but the next major stressor should be shoehorning additional sessions (including weights and drills/plyometrics) into the week. I expect that I'll increase duration on the bike simultaneously.


Blogger Tri-Dummy said...

The Week That Was...keeping you younger and fresher...the DL pic is the proof!

10/29/2007 08:03:00 am  
Blogger Wendy said...

Good week! Congrats on the weight & calorie markers.

10/29/2007 08:17:00 am  
Blogger Jenny Davidson said...

Sounds like a great week...

10/29/2007 08:29:00 am  
Blogger Matt said...

I'm impressed that you've put in the swims. I haven't touched the water in a month now. Good planning with the runs.

10/29/2007 08:57:00 am  
Blogger Cliff Tam said...


5000 calories? Hmm.that's equivalent of 5 hr aerobic exercise for me.

Good to reach back to pre-IM weight :). Mine is still hovering a few lbs over.

I am with you in the weights department. Looking forward for some core training before starting next season...

10/29/2007 03:48:00 pm  
Blogger Rainmaker said...

Wow, 5000 calories in a single session is up there. That's a few pizza's worth I think.

10/29/2007 07:19:00 pm  
Blogger Brent Buckner said...

To be explicit, that was 5,000+ calories in the week, not in a single session during the week!

10/30/2007 07:47:00 am  
Blogger Spokane Al said...

I agree and think your idea is wise about increasing run frequency and then later to increasing the duration.

10/30/2007 09:45:00 am  
Blogger Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

wow!! That's a hardcore schedule you have planned. I'd hate to see your grocery bill!! ;)

10/30/2007 06:29:00 pm  
Blogger tri-mama said...

I loved the dl story- you could bottle tris and make a million :-)

10/30/2007 08:38:00 pm  
Blogger ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, that looks like some hardcore training in the off-season! Good luck adding in weights and be careful of too much plyo.

10/31/2007 07:37:00 am  
Blogger Andra Sue said...

That's a mighty full week and one worthy of congratulation! Way to go! :)

10/31/2007 10:37:00 am  

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