Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Week 42 Recap

This week I didn't get all my workouts in because of my wrist (see previous post).  I am still unable to swim or do upper body strength training this week.  But I am not going to stress because the "A" race is so far from now.  I also don't want to burn out before the race...... I want to be  mentally and physically prepared for the really high volume weeks.

I decided to do the Intermediate 30-week plan from "Be Iron Fit".  I read a lot of good reviews about this book, so decided to give it a try.  I need to be realistic though, I don't think I can do the Competitive plan, although I'd really like to....I will keep it in the back of my mind though.

I need to do my max heart rate tests to get a better understanding of my heart rate zones.   I also need to get a heart rate monitor.  I have never been technical in my training, but rather just ran/biked/swam.  I would really like to be a bit more technical this time.  I figure now, with my limited time, I need to get pretty technical as every workout needs to be quality.

I am a runner at heart, so my default workout is to run, as you can tell from my workouts this week :):

Monday - Swam for 50 mins for 2450 yards.  I have been doing 350 warm up, 3 X 500, 5 X 100.  100 cool down.
I fell and hurt wrist on Monday also.   My wrist hurt so bad on Monday night, there was no way I could workout the next day.

Tuesday -  Went to doctor - REST

Wednesday - Not motivated to workout, wrist was hurting - REST

Thursday - 4.5 mile run in the morning. Wrist started to feel better.

Friday - 4.5 mile run in the morning

Saturday - bike 30 mins on trainer

Sunday - 5 mile run
Total - 3.67 hours

1 comment:

  1. The plans in "Be Iron Fit" are great. I used the intermediate plan last year and it was awesome.The only real difference between the intermediate and the competitive plans is that the long bikes and runs are just a bit longer with the competitive one...all of the mid week stuff is pretty much the same. Glad you managed to get your training in despite your injury.Hope it starts to feel better soon :-)