i am one with my body. i am one with my mind.
this week, fighting to get over a cold, made me take a good look at my training schedule. also some sage advice from LM, reminding me that i still have 9 months of training in front of me, helped me to take a good step back and try to balance out my week a little better. in other words, no balls to the wall training every day. so overall, i think i had nice week of solid training without burning myself out. here are my totals for the week in a nutshell, which was a little top heavy on the run:
ran: 40.16 miles
swim: 3800 meters
weights: 2 times
abs: 3 times
the highlight of my week was the swimming believe it or not. as i blogged in an earlier post, i am now hitting the pool with a purpose and with a workout in hand, not just doing laps for the sake of it. this week was my best swimming week yet and i've only been at it for 5 weeks. as a semi-retired personal trainer, i can appreciate these small victories. doesn't matter what your fitness level is, you still get excited about progress when you can see it and feel it happening and it keeps you coming back for more. not that i'm wishing the time away, but i can't wait to hit week 2's workouts in the pool on tuesday. for the time being, 2 swim sessions a week is working out well in my quest for the whole balance thing. i will add a third day in occasionally and maybe as i get into full IM training.
i had a great run this morning. did 11 miles at a nice 7:25/mile pace. felt strong, no aches, twinges or pains anywhere (knock on wood). i continue my stretches like a fiend so as not to feel any trouble creeping up on me. as long as i can keep everything nice and loose, i usually don't run into any injuries. it's when i slack and get lazy on the stretching that i get reminded with stabbing pain in my left glute or knee twinges in my left knee. everything injury related happens on the left side of my body...weird, huh?! shorter leg? that's what the physical therapist told me once, so what is one to do when they have one leg shorter than the other?
happy super-bowl weekend! not sure who i'm rooting for as i have no ties to either team but i will watch it. i think it's going to be a great game between 2 well deserving teams.
much love and peace out!