Monday, December 17, 2007

A Little Fall Off the Wagon

I seemingly haven't been working out as I know I should. I ran Thursday after the marathon and though it was a great run; I haven't run, swam or otherwise since. The only thing I did manage to do in regards to training was to develop a new training plan. GB referred me to Your Ultimate Marathon Training Plan when I started training for Eugene a year ago. I used the Advanced plan and really liked the variety and intensity. I'm going to up the paces a little though.

I did manage to swim today, however. I arrived a little early so I had time enough to get a good warm-up completed before the main set.

450m warm-up mixed stroke
200m w/ fins
8 x 25m single arm (alternating every 3rd stroke) freestyle drill
100m IM
4 x 25m butterfly
100m IM
4 x 50m backstroke
100m IM

total distance = 1450m

Certainly less than what I had been doing but a good workout to ease back into things. I had to leave early - the kiddos had swim lessons themselves - so I wasn't able to finish the last few: 4 x 75m breast, 100m IM, and 4 x 100m free. Let's just hope I don't allow the snow and freezing temps deter me from staying the course.


  1. I've been running very easy miles for the last 2 weeks, and still feeling some soreness here and there. I'm going to up the miles a bit more in the next couple of weeks so that when I start marathon training on Jan. 1, my body doesn't collapse from shock!

    I think you are going to have a lot of success on the Ultimate plan. You already have shown so much improvement! Keep it up!

    This training cycle I am going to swim and ride the stationary bike on my easy running days (that is, in addition to the easy run). I'm also going to do CrossFit at least 3 times a week. I need to get back to core strengthening faithfully.

    I can't wait to see how your training continues to improve. :)

  2. I'm sure you'll get the hunger back soon. I felt the same way after my half marathon last May.

  3. I guess it happens with everyone this time of the year. Hard to stick with the plan.


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