Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Boot Camp Bust!

As I outlined in my boot camp post, I had high exercise related hopes for this week. While I'm definitely not anywhere close to meeting those work-out goals, I can at least learn from my failures, right? At first, I was doing okay- on Friday I ran 13 miles and did a video but failed to swim. I was semi-satisfied w/ 2 our of 3. Saturday, I biked 7 miles (to Green City Market and Back), and ran/walked 7, so again 2 out of 3. Well, then the wheels came off because Sunday, I biked 10 miles, ran only 1 and that was IT. Monday, I ran only one mile. I had plans to do speedwork yesterday but my body was totally rebelling, silently screaming "nooooooooo" with every step so I just did my dailymile. Hmm....time to move on to lessons learned?

  • I will NEVER be a 60 mile a week runner. I see folks like Aron (Runner's Rambles) and all the Pfitzinger followers out there and they impress me, but I will never be them. I'm glad I found a plan that allows me to run just 3 days a week because that's more my style. So future boot camps will involve less running mileage!
  • Boot camp is not advisable after 3 years of terrible work hours and sleep deprivation. Much as my mind wanted me to exercise, my body needed sleep and lots of couch time. Today is the first morning where I don't feel completely, utterly exhausted, though I still don't feel quite back to myself.
  •  I don't follow training plans very religiously. I know a lot of people do and I'm super impressed by that, but I never will. I try to do the running part, more or less, but the cross-training falls off often. At the same time, the more ambitious my plan, the more I will do. Back when I was making weekly training plans w/ weekly assessments of how well I followed my plans I was getting in a lot of 2-a-days and a fair amount of cross-training. So, back to blogging my weekly plans! That should hold me more accountable.
  • Lastly, and this has nothing to do with exercise, I need to acknowledge about how little self control I have w/ eating. When there is "bad" food around, I eat it. So I need to NOT HAVE UNHEALTHY FOOD AROUND. I hope my husband is reading this;)
 Plan for the rest of the week:

Tuesday: 1 mile w/u, 4 x800 @ 7:20 (2 min RI), 1 mile c/d; Abs video
Wednesday: 15 mile bike ride, 20 minute swim
Thursday: 1 mile w/u, 4 m @ 8:20, 1 mile c/d; Abs video
Friday: 30 day Shred video
Saturday: 1 mile w/u, 4 x 800m @ 7:20, 3 x 600m @ 7:10, 2 x 400m @ 7:05, 1 mile c/d; 8 mile bike ride
Sunday: 15 mile bike ride
Monday, 4th of July!: 17 miles

Special thanks for the marathon suggestions you guys gave last week! For Texas, I've narrowed it down to Dallas White Rock (thanks, Jamoosh) vs Austin. For S Dakota, Sioux Falls is a winner (thanks Jeri). And Michelle totally convinced me that the Eugene Marathon is the way to go for Oregon. Now, I just need to work on finding time to travel......

1 comment:

  1. YES do the Eugene Marathon!!!! Stunning course. And running on Hayward Field.... glorious!

    I tried to be a 40-50mile per week runner and that just isn't me. My body feels beat up when I hit 40 miles a week so I'm backing down. I looked over my stats and saw that my best runs and races were when I ran about 25-30miles a week with some cross training so I'm going back to that.