I’m not sure I meant for this week to be a step back week but with the first speed race of the year I took off from my Friday night treadmill long run and rested. Then I only ran 14 miles as my long run this week so that I could give my body rest. With a past IT band problems, I am extra cautious with my training.
However, even with a full rest day and lowering my mileage I still ran 43 miles this week and over 11 hours of exercise. 1.5 hours of swimming, 2 hours of spinning, 1 hour of core and strength and almost 7 hours of running. Yes, I realize how crazy it sounds to workout for over 11 hours a week. I promise I still have a life and went out a lot this weekend.
Monday: 5 mile run and 1 hour spin
Tuesday: Speedwork-1 mile WU, 4×1 miles, 1 mile CD. 1/2 mile swim
Wednesday: 8 miles and 7 minutes of burpees (those were hard, thanks for the idea Heather!)
Thursday: 3 mile run in the am, 3 mile run in the pm. 1/2 mile swim
Friday: Full rest day
Saturday: 14 mile run (1.6 mile warm up, Chili bowl 5K, 3.25 mile cool down all outside and 6.2 on the treadmill). 30 minute swim.
Sunday: 4 mile run and 1 hour spin in the am. LOTS of core work in the PM.
Total Mileage: 43.6
Price increases for the Cleveland Marathon on 2/28 so hurry up and register! You can get 10% off any of the races with the code CLE2014 up until 2/26.
I see some warmer temps in Cleveland later in the week. I cannot wait!!!!!