Training journal: week 3

My plan to up the mileage this week didn’t come to fruition unfortunately. It wasn’t that I lost sight of my goal, it’s more that again I didn’t want to push my body too far. I wasn’t feeling 100% during the week unfortunately. You can see the details in my training journal below:

Training journal week 3

Running

I had a massage during the week, and on the Tuesday morning I pulled up pretty bruised. I didn’t let that stop me though, and had an enjoyable run with the MAF training.

There was another good run on Saturday, timing myself for a 5km on the treadmill at the gym. I’m still trying to work out the MAF training indoors. My heart rate was too low for the run, but I’m worried about the speed. If I increase my cadence too much I’ll probably get a stitch; so I might try upping the incline a little so it’s less easy. I’ll report on how that goes next time.

Swimming

Wednesday was a swim (accidentally leaving my Watch running during a test break), but It was a good one. I’ve increased to 300m non-stop, and that’s feeling pretty good so I will up that soon to 400. I’m still no where near where I was once when I saw a life saver, but at this point I don’t want to swim fast, I’m swimming for distance. My endurance base in the pool is deplorable.

Yoga

There were also two yoga sessions during the week. Part of me thinks that I’m yoga sessions as an excuse for not doing anything more active on days when I’m feeling unwell. My training buddy, Ness, thinks I should do Bikram and then I’ll never say yoga is lazy ever again! Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving the yoga. I just need to make sure I don’t start to use that an excuse to not do anything active, or let my cardio training drop.

Strength work

I also did a Nike+ Training bench mark. I’m going to follow that training out of curiosity for strength training. It will be interesting to see how it goes. As I write this it’s been two days since the test, and my shoulders and hammies are sore. That bodes well for some intense sessions. I’ll be sure to report in my thoughts on the app as I go.

Goal for the upcoming week

This week should be more running and strength with maybe an active recovery session in the pool. Goal for the week: slightly increase the mileage on the runs. Even if it just cracks the 10km mark, I’ll be happy. My body is holding up really well, and no troubles with the hips.

Here goes!