Sunday, November 29, 2009

Uninjured, but took the DNF

Just a quick note while still traveling.

At the half-way point of the marathon on Saturday I was two minutes behind goal pace and was only going to get slower. I decided to DNF and avoid the recovery costs of completing. A nice day out there, though!

I expect that I'll do a half-marathon on Cayman next weekend, and then be able to start back into training with emphasis on the aerobic system and strength (perhaps with Tabata sprints on the spin bike thrown in).

Monday, November 09, 2009

The Week That Was

Tuesday: treadmill one mile intervals (work time:recovery time = 2:1, completed 2 with HR max somewhere around 182)
Wednesday: 0.85hr. run (zone 3/zone 4, max. 180)
Sunday: 1.0Hr. treadmill run (zone 2)

Some soft tissues in my right ankle officially hate intervals.

Also, I think that intervals during the week plus any sort of stress during the week can leave me unrecovered for a long run attempt. Apparently my taper began last week after the 18 miler. Not ideal, but what training cycle ever is?

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Week That Was

Wednesday: 0.85hr. run (zone 3/zone 4)
Saturday: 2.5hr. treadmill run (zone 2), 18 miles

Sunday I volunteered at the second of our build-up races for the end-of-November triathlon. Over 70 participants again!

The prior week that was:
Wednesday: 0.85hr. run (zone 3/zone 4)
Sunday: 2.0hr. treadmill run (zone 2)
I think there was another run, but not sure....

On that Saturday I volunteered at the CUC 800m Sea Swim. I was put out there in a kayak (it has been a *long* time since I've been in one), which made for some fun (along with the seriousness about safety). The last finisher was a very little girl with her mother accompanying; they were a few seconds over 45 minutes.