Monday, October 1, 2012
Workouts 09/24- 09/30
I had a good and hard workout week. It was the first week (I think) that I've actually done all of the assigned workouts since I've had a coach. I didn't do them necessarily in order or on the right days (which I think was to my detriment) but I did them all.
Monday - Arms & Shoulders. Hard but worth doing.
Tuesday - Chest & Back. Very fast workout so I could then make dinner. This workout should have been Wednesday.
Thursday - 3.00 in 42 minutes including warm up and down. Run. This was Tuesday's repeat session 5 x 400s. I measured the 400 meters on my GPS on the sidewalk. 2:18, 2:11, 2:18, 2:17, 2:20. Not quite as fast as I thought it would be but not bad either. 69 degrees and 91% humidity was particularly gross.
Thursday - 10.6 bike in 55 minutes. This was actually Thursday's workout. Maintained steady cadence.
Saturday - Did Friday's Legs session. A little killer with 4 different lunges and 4 different squats repeated 2x each.
Saturday - 12.66 bike in 1:15. Legs were sore but coach said take it easy so I did. Nice ride.
Sunday - 8.0 in 1:45 (13:07). Building endurance run on very sore legs. I had a brutal headache and worked to improve it, finally deciding to go run anyway and see how it was. Head not bad. Legs hurt. I ran 4 mile out and turned around straight into a hard wind so that made it even harder. Zone 2 with 3 minute surges to zone 3 every 20 minutes.
I also registered for a race last week. The Run for the Water which is a 10 miler and which some of my twitter/running friends are running. The price was right and I haven't had anything to freak out about in a while.
I'll admit that I'm a bit bummed today about my running/fitness. I'm following the instructions from my coach but this week I'm not sure that I'm seeing progress. My weight is exactly the same as it was the day I started this program and the same as 4 months ago and 12 months ago and 24 months ago. I seem to be quite settled at this weight. My coaching comes with a meal tracking thing and when I track, I don't usually hit the # of calories allotted for the day (particularly if I exercise) and if I believe calories in & calories out, I should be losing weight. But I'm not. I would agree that my arms are more buff but beyond that... I just don't know.