Monday, December 22, 2008

The training must go on

I am currently enjoying the bliss of being on holidays. As in not working. As in two full weeks of AWESOME.

I don't have to stick to a schedule, I don't have to get out of bed or get dressed until I feel like it. But the training must go on.

First, weekly recap for last week.

Mon: off!
Tue: HOT + 7K with 25 mins steady state (5:28-5:37/KM)
done, but no SS... dragged my feet for 7.25K on the dreadmill
Wed: 7K
short on time... 5K done
Thu: 5K + Spin
skipped Spin but ran an awesome 9K, all of which at SS pace
Fri: off (part-ay!)
Sat: Boot Camp + 5K
Sun: 24K (24.6 ... every bit counts!)
Total - 50K

It was a good week and I ended up logging 2 'bonus' kilometres despite the hectic schedule.

Week 4 (Step-Back Week):

Mon: HOT (usually my rest day but I took advantage of being home and took an early morning class at the gym. High Octane Training may not be the best idea the day after such a long run. Squats and lunges were not fun today and we did a lot of them. OW.)
Tue: 9K Thirds Progression Run* + Spin
Wed: 5K + Boot Camp
Thu: off (Merry Christmas)
Fri: Boxing Day 10-Miler (16K)
Sat: off (maybe Boot Camp)
Sun: 10K in the country with friends
=40K

* Thirds progression is pretty self-explanatory - run each third progressively faster, from about 6:40 for the first 3 to 5:30 for the last 3.

As you can see, I'm planning to take advantage of a couple more day-time classes. I'm doing all I can to ward-off the inevitable holiday weight-gain.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

21 comments:

X-Country2 said...

What a great way to spend a day off!

Zorbs said...

I don't believe holiday weight gain is 'inevitable'. If you THINK it will happen, then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Great plans!

I went to the gym this morning on my day off. It was nice. :-)

*aron* said...

ONE more day then i get my 12 days of AWESOME :)

enjoy your vacation!

D10 said...

Enjoy the holidays!! Great job with the workouts.

Denise said...

I'm with you...anything I can do to NOT gain weight this week!! I love when I'm not working and can work out whenever for as long as I want.

lindsay said...

i'm jealous of all the free time you have throw in some different workouts and run at different times. hope you have a great holiday and great workouts this week!

Melanie said...

enjoy the free time and being able to go whenever!!

Blyfinn said...

I think you're doing pretty well with keeping the weight gain away with that schedule.

Frayed Laces said...

wow im impressed!

joyRuN said...

You're getting so much awesome training in!

Runner Leana said...

Looks like you have a busy week planned. Good luck and have a wonderful Christmas!

J said...

Good luck in the 10 miler! Looks like two good workout week! Enjoy the vacation! I love staying in my pjs till noon just cause I can on vacation!

Heather said...

Looks like you have a lot of great workouts planned for your vacation. Have fun!

BeachRunner said...

Enjoy your two full weeks of AWESOME. Happy holidays. :)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Forget all of that, I'm going to Par-tay! Have a great holiday..........

Jess said...

Enjoy your time off!

The Happy Runner said...

Enjoy your vacation and good luck in the race!

Sonia said...

Great plan not to put on weight! I need to do a little more training and less eating here too.

Good luck at the Boxing Day 10 miler! Hope the weather is not too insane!

Lily on the Road said...

Merry Christmas Marlene!!

Hope to catch up again in 2009....

Brian said...

Glad to see im not the only one who ran on Christmas/Boxing Day week :)