Monday, June 28, 2010

Week of June 28

Here is the schedule for this week's training. As you'll notice, my Sunday runs are getting longer and longer.

Monday - Strength Training (Exercise DVD - Turbo Jam's Turbo Sculpt...It is a good upper and lower body strength training/sculting video.)

Tuesday - 3 miles

Wedesday - 6 miles

Thursday - Cross Training (Exercise DVD - Turbo Jam's Cardio Party...This video combines cardio and sculpting.)

Friday - 3 miles

Saturday - Rest

Sunday - 11 miles

Quote for the week: "Free your mind, and your feet will follow." ~ Kevin Nelson, The Runner's Book of Daily Inspiration

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Week of 6/21

I woke up on Monday morning stiff as a board. I guess that 9 miler on Sunday did me in. So, I decided to concentrate on stretching on Monday. On Tuesday, I ran my scheduled 3 miles. The run felt great. Afterwords, however, my left upper leg had a bit of a twinge to it. I had originally had a 5 mile run scheduled for Wednesday morning. When I woke up this morning, my leg was still a bit iffy. So, I decided to rearrange and do my strength training this morning. Hopefully, the rest of the week goes according to my rearranged schedule.

Monday - Stretching
Tuesday - 3 miles
Wednesday - Strength Training (Upper Body Dumbbells and Abs)
Thursday - 5 miles
Friday - 3 miles
Saturday - Strength Training (Upper Body Dumbbells and Abs)
Sunday - 8 miles

Total mileage for the week: 19 miles

Quote of the week: "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." ~ Muhammad Ali

Monday, June 21, 2010

Recap: Week of 6/14

This past week, I had to fly to Phoenix for a meeting on Tuesday afternoon. I arrived back in Memphis early Thursday morning (2am). The flight back messed up my training scheduled for Thursday (Strength Training).

Here is a recap of what I was able to do this week.

Monday - Strength Training
I did my upper body dumbbell routine and 15 minutes of ab work. My abs were extremely sore the next day.

Tuesday - 3 miles
This run went really well. Nothing beats a good early morning run.

Wednesday - 5 miles
Even though I was in Phoenix, I was able to complete my scheduled run. I ran on the hotel treadmill before my meeting.

Thursday - Rest
This day was supposed to be another strength training day, but I was unable to train due to my flight schedule.

Friday - 3 miles
This 3 mile run went even better than the one on Tuesday. I think that my pace is finally back to my pre-injury pace!

Saturday - Rest

Sunday - 9 miles
Last Sunday I waited until too late in the morning to run (8:30am). By the time I was finished the heat index was already 104. I learned my lesson! This Sunday, I hit the road at 5:30am. Regardless, I was still drenched when I returned. One thing I learned on this run is that someone in my neighborhood mows their lawn at 6:30am. Who mows their lawn that early on a Sunday?!?!? The last couple miles of this run were tough, but I made it!

Total mileage for the week: 20 miles

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Week of June 7

Sorry that I'm late getting this post up for the week. Well, this is it: the official training portion of my Chicago Marathon training has begun! That means that this weekend, I am going to write letters and e-mails to all friends and family with my marathon schedule attached asking for support in my effort to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association. I am really hoping to reach the $3,000 mark by the marathon. Wish me luck!

Here is my schedule for the week:
Monday - Strength Training (Upper Body Dumbbells) & Stretching
Tuesday - 3 miles + 15 min Ab work
Wednesday - 5 miles
Thursday - Strength Training (Upper Body Dumbbells, Lower Body Machines, and Ab work)
Friday - 3 miles
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - 8 miles

Total mileage for the week: 19 miles

Quote of the week: "Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight." ~ Lance Armstrong

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Week of May 31

While checking news sites today, I ran across this article: It is about 5,000 relatives in Columbia who are afflicted with early dementia and a potential drug study aimed at stopping Alzheimer's. If you have time, it is a good read.

Last week's training went really well. The total mileage for last week was 22 miles. I ran 9 miles on Sunday. That is the first time since my injury. The last mile was tough, but I made it!

This week's schedule:
Monday - Rest
Tuesday - 5 miles
Wednesday - Strength (Upper Body Dumbbells and Abs)
Thursday - 5 miles
Friday - 6 miles
Weekend - Rest (John and I will be celebrating our anniversary, so I have the weekend off from training.)

Quote of the Week: "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford